Looking at Lunchtime: Join Clark Curatorial Coordinator Teresa O'Toole for a Personal Look at Favorite Pieces

For Immediate Release

October 05, 2012

[Digital images available upon request]

Williamstown, MA—On Thursday, October 11 at 12:30 pm, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute invites visitors to spend a half hour with Curatorial Coordinator Teresa O’Toole for a discussion of the Clark’s experimental Clark Remix exhibition. She will also discuss a number of pieces in the Clark’s spectacular silver collection, including an early seventeenth century water basin and a pair of English wall sconces by Peter Archambo I.

Clark Remix features more than 80 paintings, nearly 20 sculptures, and more than 300 decorative arts objects from the Clark's permanent collection. The exhibition is both a physical reality and a virtual space, featuring a dynamic salon-style installation and two new digital applications that offer exciting ways to engage with the collection.

The early seventeenth century water basin is a particularly elaborate and finely crafted work, with six Hebrew Bible scenes chased within the basin’s lobes. The wall sconces belong to a set of six commissioned by George Booth, second earl of Warrington of Dunham Massey in Cheshire, England. The central reserves of the sconces depict mythological scenes, one representing the death of Phaeton, and the other the story of Narcissus and Echo.

Looking at Lunchtime is held on the second Thursday of each month. Members of the Clark's staff select a few of their favorite works in the collection to discuss with visitors to the museum.

About The Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

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

Amanda Powers
The Clark
413 458 0471


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