Cassin Concludes Clark's American Beauties Winter Course with Lecture on Remington and Homer

For Immediate Release

January 17, 2006

To coincide with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s exhibition Hail to the Chiefs, this year's winter course, “American Beauties,” explores the themes of American painting and decorative art during the 18th- and 19th-centuries.  Michael Cassin, curator of education, will lead the Wednesday, February 1 lecture on “East is East and West is West: Paintings by Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington.” This auditorium lecture, held at 1 pm, concludes the winter series. It is open to the public.  Cost per lecture is $6 ($4 for members). No reservations are needed, however, those wishing to pre-register may call 413-458-0563.

In the last lecture of this season's popular winter series, Cassin will compare paintings by Winslow Homer and other artists interested in the landscapes and seascapes of the Eastern United States, with images of the West and its settlers, painted by artists such as Frederic Remington and Charles Russell.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August).  Admission is free November through May. Admission June through October is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID.  For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit



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