The Clark to Screen Film on the Work of Edvard Munch

For Immediate Release

July 29, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—In 1893, Norwegian Edvard Munch created The Scream, a painting that would become one of the twentieth century’s most emblematic images. The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute celebrates the 150th anniversary of Munch’s birth with a screening of Munch 150, part of the series Exhibition: Great Art on Screen. The film will be shown Sunday, August 11 at 3 pm. Tickets are $12 ($10 for members and students). To order tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.

Munch 150 offers a guided visit through the exhibition of the same name, which is jointly hosted by the National Museum of Norway and the Munch Museum, both located in Oslo, Norway. The audience will have an opportunity to see the largest collection of Munch’s works ever assembled, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how the exhibit was put together. A variety of art historians, led by host Tim Marlow, comment on Munch and his legacy.

Jay Clarke, the Clark’s Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, offers introductory remarks before the film and hosts a question-and-answer session afterwards.

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 receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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. The Clark’s library is closed for renovation through September 3, 2013.

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