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September 2004 Calendar Listings

For Immediate Release

August 16, 2004

Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA
413-458-2303
www.clarkart.edu

Hours Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Open Labor Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission $10 adults (members, students w/ID, 18 and under free)

Press Contact: Sherrill Ingalls, 413-458-2303, ext. 388

EXHIBITIONS

"Bonjour Monsieur Courbet: The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier
Through September 6, 2004
Masterpieces by Gustave Courbet, Eugène Delacroix, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Camille Corot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Alexandre Cabanel, and others are featured in this exhibition. The show highlights some of the most influential images of 19th-century French painting, including the famous title painting by Courbet. The 45 paintings, 20 drawings, and five sculptures, many of which have rarely been seen in the United States, are all drawn from the collection of Alfred Bruyas (1821-1876). The exhibition is organized by the Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, and the Clark, with the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, under the auspices of FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange).

19th-Century Pastels
Through October 24, 2004
Pastels by Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Camille Pissarro, Jean-François Millet, and Childe Hassam from the Clark collection.


PUBLIC PROGRAMs AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, September 3
4:00 p.m.
Film
Germinal
(1993, 158 minutes, French with subtitles).

Saturday, September 4
2:00 p.m.
Lecture
"Au Revoir Monsieur Courbet: Courbet after Bruyas"
Michael Cassin, curator of education

Thursday, September 9
12:30 p.m.
Looking at Lunchtime
Jacob van Ruisdael's Landscape with Footbridge
Curator of Education Michael Cassin
Free with gallery admission.

Tuesday, September 14
5:30 p.m.
Clark Lecture
"The Art Museum"
David Carrier, Clark Fellow

Saturday, September 18
2:30 p.m.
Clark Conversation
"Count Kessler, the Cranach Press, and Weimar Culture"
Room 3, Griffin Hall, Williams College

Sunday, September 19
3:00 p.m.
Griffin Hall Concert
Victor Hill, harpsichord

Sunday, September 26
2:00 p.m.
Lecture
"Improving an Old Master: the National Gallery of Scotland"
Michael Clarke, Keeper, National Gallery of Scotland

Tuesday, September 28
5:30 p.m.
Clark Lecture
"Jean-Léon Gérôme: Subverting High Art?"
John House, Courtauld Institute of Art

 

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