In conjunction with Through Shên-kan, 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.
Daily at 3:15 pm in July and August
Join a Clark educator in the galleries at Stone Hill Center to learn more about Through Shên-kan: Sterling Clark in China. (30 min.)
11:15 am and 2:00 pm in July and August
Learn about what’s happening at the Clark including information about our summer exhibitions (40 min. presentation followed by a question and answer opportunity with a museum educator).
Members Gallery Talk
Thursday, August 23 at 9:30 am
Assistant Deputy Director Tom Loughman details the story of Sterling Clark’s scientific expedition to Northern China in the Stone Hill Center galleries. This event is free, but reservations are required. To register for this event, please call 413 458 0585.
Chinese Street Festival - Family Day
Sunday, June 24, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Celebrate our summer exhibitions Unearthed and Through Shên-kan with an afternoon of free events for the whole family! The Clark campus transforms into a traditional Chinese street festival, complete with booths featuring fun activities for the whole family. Delicious Chinese and American street food as well as traditional carnival food will be available for purchase. Family Day activities begin at 11:00 am.
This event is generously supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.
In conjunction with our summer exhibitions Unearthed and Through Shên-kan, two free film series explore the themes of explorers in foreign lands and Chinese culture. Films are screened on Mondays at 3:00 pm.
Adventures in Exploration
The Man Who Would Be King
Monday, July 2, 2012 (129 min.)
Mountains of the Moon
Monday, July 9, 2012 (140 min.)
Monday, July 16, 2012 (158 min.)
China Looks in the Mirror
Monday, July 23, 2012 (100 min., Chinese with subtitles)
Monday, August 6, 2012 (125 min., Chinese with subtitles)
Monday, August 13, 2012 (129 min., Chinese with subtitles)
Monday, August 20, 2012 (112 min., Chinese with subtitles)
Last Train Home
Monday, August 27, 2012 (85 min., Chinese with subtitles)
Through Shaanxi and Gansu
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August, at 12:15 pm
After learning about Sterling Clark’s 1908-9 expedition through northern China, photographer Li Ju set out on a personal quest to reshoot modern images of the sites and scenes that were originally photographed by Clark’s expeditionary team. Li’s trek was captured in a documentary presentation that aired over five nights on CCTV, the national TV station of the People’s Republic of China, recounting the story of the original expedition along with that of the equally arduous journey Li undertook some 100 years later. This English-language short film provides a 45-minute overview of the full documentary. Admission is free. (45 min.)
China’s Terracotta Warriors
Every Tuesday in July and August, at 12:15 pm
Actor Liev Schreiber narrates this PBS documentary on the 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors discovered by Chinese archaeologists in 1974 near the city of Xian. An amazing archaeological find, the terracotta warriors date back more than two thousand years. This film investigates the story behind China’s terracotta warriors and documents their restoration. Admission is free. (60 min.)