The Clark Presents the All About the Art But the Art: The Business of Aesthetics Film Series

For Immediate Release

September 29, 2010

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute presents the final four films in the free All About the Art but the Art: The Business of Aesthetics series, beginning with My Kid Could Paint That on Saturday, October 2 at 2 pm, and continuing with Who Gets to Call it Art?, The Art of the Steal, and Summer Hours. This series investigates the way in which the art market assigns value, and explores the responsibility of museums and collectors as the guardians of our common cultural legacy.

The films in this series will include:

My Kid Could Paint That (2007, 83 min.)
Saturday, October 2 at 2:00 pm
In Amir Bar-Lev’s mesmerizing documentary, a precocious preschooler creates Jackson Pollock-like canvases that sell for escalating prices—until a profile on "60 Minutes" questions the authenticity of her work. The public turns against her, raising the question: What makes art valuable?

Who Gets to Call it Art? (2006, 80 min.)
Saturday, October 16 at 2:00 pm
The fascinating subject of Peter Rosen’s documentary, Henry Geldzahler, was the first curator of contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1960s. The participants of Geldzahler’s exhibition, New York Painting and Sculpture 1940–1970, comment on their relation to Geldzahler in this lively group portrait.

The Art of the Steal (2010, 101 min.)
Saturday, November 6 at 2:00 pm
Don Argott’s passionate documentary follows the controversial move of the Barnes Foundation’s celebrated art collection from its quirky but beloved installation in a residential suburb to its new museum space in downtown Philadelphia.

Summer Hours (2009, 103 min., in French with subtitles)
Saturday, November 20 at 2:00 pm
In Olivier Assayas’s widely acclaimed feature film (starring Juliette Binoche), three far-flung siblings gather at their mother’s country house to decide on the disposition of her uncle’s collection of art.

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

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October 2: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute presents the final four films in the free All About the Art but the Art: The Business of Aesthetics series, beginning with My Kid Could Paint That on Saturday, October 2 at 2 pm, and continuing with Who Gets to Call it Art?, The Art of the Steal, and Summer Hours. This series investigates the way in which the art market assigns value, and explores the responsibility of museums and collectors as the guardians of our common cultural legacy. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact:
pr@clarkart.edu

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