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Language of Drawing Series Continues with “Drawing From Life: The Academic Tradition” on March 7 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

March 01, 2007

“Drawing from Life: The Academic Tradition” will be explored during the next Language of Drawing illustrated lecture on Wednesday, March 7 at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Curator of education Michael Cassin leads the Language of Drawing series, examining the history and techniques of drawing from the caves of Lascaux to the 20th century. Lectures are held on the first Wednesday of each month through April at 5:30 pm. Cost per lecture is $6 ($4 for members). Reservations are not required but can be made by calling 413-458-0563.

From their earliest beginnings in the 16th century, until the 19th century and beyond, academies of art exercised a profound influence on the education of painters and sculptors across Europe and in North America. “Drawing from Life: The Academic Tradition,” the third lecture in the Clark's winter course, will look at how art academies began, how they developed and how instrumental they were in shaping the way artists thought about the work they produced.

The series concludes with “Drawings ‘Room:’ The Camera Obscura and Other Equipment” on April 4.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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