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Learn What's So Great about Alexander at the Clark November 17

For Immediate Release

November 08, 2004

As part of an ongoing program of lectures relating art to current themes in pop culture, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will offer the lecture "What's So Great About Alexander?" on Wednesday, November 17, at 5:30 p.m., Michael Cassin, curator of education, will give the lecture inspired by the release of the new movie. Alexander starring Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie. Cassin will explore images and stories of Alexander the Great as depicted by artists over the centuries. Admission is free.

In his slide lecture, Cassin will discuss such works of art as: The Battle of Alexander, by Albrecht Altdorfer in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, The Family of Darius before Alexander, by Veronese, in the National Gallery, London, and Apelles Painting Campaspe, by Jacques Louis David, in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gallery admission is free through May. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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