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Lecture Says "Au Revoir, Monsieur Courbet" September 4

For Immediate Release

August 24, 2004

The Clark Art Institute will say "Au Revoir, Monsieur Courbet!" on Labor Day weekend, as the summer exhibition "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!": The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier draws to a close. Clark curator of education Michael Cassin will give the final lecture, "Au Revoir, Monsieur Courbet: Courbet after Bruyas," on Saturday, September 4, at 2 p.m. Cassin will look at the career of the great French Realist Gustave Courbet after the artist's split with his patron, Alfred Bruyas, whose collection is featured in the exhibition. The exhibition's final day is Monday, September 6. Admission to the lecture is free.

"Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!", which has received favorable reviews in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Financial Times, Albany Times Union, and other publications, will next travel to the Dallas Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through September 6. After September 6, the galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gallery admission is $10 (members, students, and 18 and under free). For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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