In conjunction with El Anatsui, the Clark is offering a number of public lectures and programs related to the exhibition.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
For more information about these events, call 413 458 0524 or visit the calendar of events.
Thursday, June 9, 6:00 pm
Members of the Clark Society are invited to a cocktail reception and curator-led previews of the summer exhibitions, Pissarro's People, El Anatsui, and Spaces: Photographs by Candida Höfer and Thomas Struth. This event is free, but reservations are required. For reservations, please call 413 458 0524.
Saturday, June 11, 6:00 pm
The Clark’s annual summer gala takes on a new twist this year! Join us to celebrate the openings of three summer shows with a party that samples both the classic and the contemporary. Enjoy Pissarro’s People in a French country market and Spaces: Photographs by Candida Höfer and Thomas Struth and El Anatsui in a city-chic gallery setting. Tickets are $100 ($85 members) and may be purchased online or by calling 413 458 0524.
Tuesday, June 21, 9:30 am
Join Michael Cassin, Director, Center for Education in the Visual Arts, at the Stone Hill Center's Hunter Studio for the special free lecture on the artist's works and influences. Following the lecture, participants will have the opportunity to view the El Anatsui exhibition. Check in for this event will take place at Stone Hill Center. This event is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. To register for this event, please call 413 458 0585.
Daily, 3:15 pm
July 1 through August 31
Spend a half-hour with a member of the Clark’s staff at the El Anatsui exhibition at Stone Hill Center. These talks are free with gallery admission and will explore the artist's unique large-scale sculptures.
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm
July 5 through August 23
Celebrate the El Anatsui exhibition with traditional African folktales presented by renowned storyteller Eshu Bumpus. Free with gallery admission.
Sunday, July 24, 3:00 pm
Filmmaker Susan Vogel will screen her new film and share her experiences in creating this revealing documentary, a powerful portrait of one of Africa’s most widely acclaimed contemporary artists. The film presents an insider’s view of Antasui’s practice and of the laborious and ingenious work that converts used bottle tops into opulent wall hangings. Free.
Sunday, July 31, 3:00 pm
Join David Breslin, guest curator of the Clark’s El Anatsui exhibition, for a free lecture on the artist's unique large-scale sculptures.