In conjunction with George Inness: Gifts from Frank and Katherine Martucci, the Clark offers a public lecture and member gallery talks related to the exhibition. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 413 458 0524 or visit the calendar of events.
George Inness: Sacred and Profane Spaces
July 28 at 3 pm
Adrienne Baxter Bell., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College, examines Frank and Katherine Martucci’s recent gift to the Clark of eight late landscape paintings by George Inness (1825–1894). Bell will provide an introduction to the artist’s life, work, and ideas, followed by an exploration of some of the ways that Inness, on the cusp of modernism, created a new language of landscape painting that engaged both the sacred and the profane in nature.
June 25 at 9:30 am
July 31 at 9:30 am
Join Curatorial Assistant Laurel Garber for a series of two gallery talks about the exhibition George Inness: Gifts from Frank and Katherine Martucci. This exhibition brings together ten paintings by the American landscapist George Inness (1825–1894)—eight recently given to the Clark by the Martuccis and two from the Clark’s permanent collection. Dating from the early 1880s to 1894, the year of the artist’s death, the works represent the mature phase of Inness’s art, highlighting his evolution toward a more ethereal and evocative depiction of nature.