Bring Dad To See "Father Figures" at the Clark June 17

For Immediate Release

June 07, 2001

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA, (June 7, 2001) --In celebration of Father's Day --and the opening of the summer exhibition Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890--the Clark Art Institute invites fathers and their families to a special program on Sunday, June 17. At 3:00 p.m., curator of education Michael Cassin will tell stories about fathers and children--some silly, some funny, some creepy--illustrated in art. Following the half-hour presentation in the auditorium the program moves to the galleries where visitors will discover the "fathers" of Impressionism: Camille Corot, Charles-François Daubigny, and artists of the Barbizon school. The program is free and appropriate for all ages. Throughout the day, fathers are invited to enjoy a free coffee and pastry at the Clark's Courtyard Café.

June 17 also marks the opening of Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890, featuring nearly eighty paintings by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Sisley, Pissarro, Degas, and Van Gogh. The Clark is the only place in North America to see Impression. Admission to Impression is $10 for adults; children 18 and under are admitted free. Tickets to Impression are available at the Clark, by telephone at 1-866-THE CLARK (1-866-843-2527), or online at

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Beginning June 17, the galleries are open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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