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From Duchamp to Dali, Course Explores the Unconscious in Art on October 4 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

September 14, 2006

Venture inside the “isms” during the “Post-Impressionism to Post-Modernism” fall course at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Wednesday, October 4 features “The Interpretation of Dreams: Dada, Surrealism, and the Unconscious” presented by Danielle Steinmann, assistant curator of education. This lecture is the second in this series of four evening lectures held on the first Wednesdays of the month through December featuring an introduction to an artistic movement from the late 19th century to the present. Held in the auditorium at 5:30 pm, lectures are $6 per person ($4 per member). No reservations are needed but those wishing to pre-register, may call 413-458-0563.

From Duchamp’s famous ready-mades to Dali’s visual explorations of the landscape of his dreams, Steinmann will explain how artists shocked the art world by using unorthodox techniques to express their discontent with the status quo.

The remaining lectures “Painting in the Abstract: Kandinsky to Abstract Expressionism” on November 1 and “Cambell’s Soup to Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Pop Art to Post-Modernism” on December 6.

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 June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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