Cocktails with Juan Muñoz

For Immediate Release

July 09, 2010

The Clark offers exclusive “Cocktails with Juan Muñoz” after hours on July 29 with special gallery talk by independent curator David Breslin

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – The Clark opens Juan Muñoz exhibition after hours for viewing and a special gallery talk by independent curator David Breslin on Thursday, July 29, 5:00 pm. “Cocktails with Juan Muñoz” is an exceptional opportunity to view the exhibition after the museum closes to the public. Participants will enjoy wine and cheese from 5:30 to 6:15 pm followed by Breslin’s talk. Space is limited and reservations are required. $40 (includes all-day admission) ($25 members). RSVP online clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.

The Juan Muñoz exhibition features a broad range of works spanning the artist’s career from one of his first works, First Banister (1987), to one of his last, Piggyback with Knife (2001). Of the exhibition Breslin states, “Muñoz’s works installed within traditional museum galleries, as well as in the contemplative spaces of Stone Hill Center and its adjacent terraces, invite dialogues not only with the viewer but also with the surrounding landscape and collections, challenging assumptions of beauty and pleasure, expectation and surprise.”

Juan Muñoz is curated by Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art at the Guggenheim Museum, with David Breslin, independent curator and 2004 graduate of the Clark/Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. It is organized by the Clark and is accompanied by the publication Juan Muñoz at the Clark documenting the exhibition.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

Calendar Listing:

June 13 through October 17, 2010: Since the early 1980s, artist Juan Muñoz (1953–2001) has become well known for his sculptures focusing on space and displacement. The exhibition Juan Muñoz will feature works by the Spanish sculptor exploring themes of absence, memory, and paradox. The exhibition will be on view in Stone Hill Center and other Clark spaces, providing unique environments in which to experience Muñoz’s immersive works. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA. clarkart.edu, 413 458 2303

July 29: “Cocktails with Juan Muñoz” after hours gallery talk by independent curator David Breslin. The talk is preceded by wine and cheese from 5:30 to 6:15 pm. Space is limited and reservations are required. $40 (includes all-day admission) ($25 members). RSVP online clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.

Contact: Vicki Saltzman
vsaltzman@clarkart.edu
413 458-0421

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