In conjunction with Pissarro's People, 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 at 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 a new twist this year! 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.
Sunday, June 12, 3:00 pm
Join us for a free conversation between Richard R. Brettell, Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Arts & Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas and guest curator of the Pissarro's People exhibition, and Richard Rand, Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator and Curator of Paintings and Sculpture.
Tuesday, June 14 at 4:00 pm
Join Barbara Stern Shapiro, Curator Emerita at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for a close look at Pissarro’s graphic work in the intimate space of the Clark’s Manton Study Center for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. This event is free; reservations are required. Limited to 15 guests; for reservations, call 413 458 0585 by June 10.
Thursday, June 16 at 9:30 am
Thursday, July 28 at 9:30 am
Join Richard R. Brettell, Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Arts & Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, and guest curator of Pissarro's People, for a special members-only tour of the exhibition. This event is free, but reservations are required. To register for this event, please call 413 458 0585.
Sunday, June 26, 11:00 am
Celebrate Pissarro’s People with an afternoon of free events for the whole family! The Clark transforms into a farmer’s paradise with barnyard friends, festive activities like stilt walking and horseshoes, art projects, entertainment—and more. Family Day activities begin at 11:00 am. This event is generously supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.
Mondays, July 11 through August 8, 1:30 pm
This five-week painting class will take inspiration from Pissarro’s People. Participants will work outside on the Clark grounds, taking in different vistas each week. This class is best suited for adults and teenagers ages 16 and up. Five-week class: $150 nonmembers ($125 members). Drop-ins are welcome: $30/members ($40/session nonmembers). To register, please call 413 458 0524.
Sunday, July 17, 3:00 pm
In this special free lecture, Richard R. Brettell will explore the themes of the exhibition.
In conjunction with Pissarro’s People, the free Toil of the Soil: Films of Peasant and Yeoman film series looks at the politics of labor. Films are screened on Mondays at 2:00 pm.
Jean de Florette–August 1
Pelle the Conqueror–August 15
The Tree of Wooden Clogs–August 22
Days of Heaven–August 29
Tuesday, September 27, 9:30 am
Enjoy a tour of the exhibition Pissarro’s People with Kathleen Morris, Sylvia and Leonard Marx Director of Collections and Exhibitions. Space is limited; reservations are required. To make reservations, please call 413 458 0425.