First Sundays Free: Impressionist Line

First Sundays Free: Impressionist Line


November 5, 2017

1:00 PM-4:00 PM

The Clark

225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Join friends and family at the Clark for a day of free admission to the galleries, activities, and a special first look at the fall exhibition The Impressionist Line: From Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec. At 1 pm in the auditorium, don’t miss a special performance and lecture with New York-based dancer Jody Sperling, based on the unique style of modern dance pioneer Loïe Fuller (1862-1928), whose performances were inspired by the Impressionists’ quest for modernity and their effort to capture light, color, and movement in their work. Make sure to visit the print room to see Toulouse-Lautrec’s famous lithograph Miss Loïe Fuller, which depicts the dancer’s signature serpentine dance. Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Jay A. Clarke talks about the exhibition in depth with an opening lecture in the auditorium at 3 pm.

Throughout the afternoon, grab a complimentary sketch pad from admissions for drawing in the galleries, then create your own large-scale pastel artwork inspired by the special exhibition. Learn more about Impressionism and the Clark’s collection with gallery talks at 11 am and 2 pm, and stop by the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper to see a special one-day exhibition of additional highlights from the Impressionist works on paper collection. Open 11 am–3 pm. 

All activities and admission to the galleries are free as part of the Clark’s First Sundays Free program.

This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.