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Victorian Photography Gallery Talk February 18

For Immediate Release

February 12, 2001

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA, (February 9, 2001) - James A. Ganz will give a gallery talk of the exhibition Victorian Photography from the Collection of the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, February 18, at 3:00 p.m. Ganz, associate curator of prints drawings, and photographs at the Clark, organized the exhibition, on view through May 6. Victorian Photography focuses on the "golden age" of British photography from the 1840s to the 1870s and includes works by Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, William Henry Fox Talbot, Benjamin Brecknell Turner, and John Murray. Several of the photographs on view are recent acquisitions that have never before been seen at the Clark. Admission is free.

The talk is one of many programs offered in connection with the Clark's spring exhibitions Rossetti in the 1860s: The Blue Bower and Victorian Photography. Throughout the run of the exhibitions the Clark will present a free public program every Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Gallery talks about the Rossetti exhibition will be offered on March 18 and April 15. In addition to the gallery talks the Clark has scheduled films, lectures, concerts, poetry readings, and family events. For more information or a calendar of events, call 413-458-2303, extension 512.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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