Learn about Art in Thirty Minutes at the Clark
For Immediate Release
October 03, 2013
Williamstown, MA—Looking at Lunchtime, a popular program at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, continues on Thursday, October 10 at 12:30 pm. The half-hour talk will be held at Stone Hill Center on the Clark’s campus. Admission is free.
Michael Cassin, director of the Center for Education in the Visual Arts, discusses an oil painting by English artist Thomas Gainsborough titled Elizabeth and Thomas Linley, c. 1768. The painting, which depicts Elizabeth Linley and her younger brother Thomas, was acquired by the Clark in 1943.
“Elizabeth and Thomas Linley is a fascinating picture of two remarkable people,” said Cassin, who noted that the Linleys led lives of both privilege and tragedy.
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. Stone Hill Center galleries are open; admission is free. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.