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February 2019

Exhibition: Extreme Nature

February 19 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Nature’s extremes—remote, fantastical, and unpredictable—permeated artistic imagery and popular media throughout the nineteenth century. News outlets reported on natural disasters around the globe, researchers defined modern scientific fields, and authors like Jules Verne infused their adventure novels with technological experimentation. Newly founded journals, such as Scientific American and the French La Nature, detailed emerging scientific theories and speculated upon Earth’s origins and its position within the greater cosmos. Influenced in part by the prevalence of scientific inquiry in popular culture,…

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Exhibition: Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape

February 19 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 10, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape features more than fifty landscapes by J. M. W. Turner and John Constable, artists who elevated the status of landscape painting in the nineteenth century. The exhibition includes oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints that explore the importance of the built landscape and the human figure within it.

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Project Snowshoe

February 19 @ 10:00 AM - March 19 @ 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Clark’s campus is the ideal setting for a snowshoe adventure! Visit the equipment rack near the Manton Research Center and borrow a pair of snowshoes to discover the beauty of our campus in winter. Take pictures, share them with #clarkart, and leave us a note in the snowshoe journal (look inside the desk on the side of the rack) to tell us about your snow trek! Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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John Singer Sargent and the Matter of Paint

February 19 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Clark Fellow Susan Sidlauskas presents, “John Singer Sargent and the Matter of Paint.” The cosmopolitan son of a physician, John Singer Sargent dissolved the distinctions among fabric, flesh, and paint with the pictorial equivalent of dissection and its counter-activities: masking, binding, suturing, folding, and wrapping, sometimes within the very same figure. The artist was not simply painting the Gilded Age finery. He was reconstituting skin, hair, and fabric as other, more ambiguous substances. Susan Sidlauskas teaches the history and theory…

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Looking and Lunching: Delacroix’s Non-Human Animals

February 21 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Take a closer look at the Clark’s collection during Looking and Lunching, a half-hour discussion in the galleries focusing on one work of art. Enjoy continued discussion over lunch with the presenter and fellow art lovers. This month, join Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects Robert Wiesenberger as he discusses Delacroix’s Two Horses Fighting in a Stormy Landscape and the artist's fascination with animal subjects from a contemporary perspective. Free with gallery admission. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase…

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Gallery Talk: Highlights of the Collection

February 23 @ 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Saturdays at 11:15, September through June, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark's education team. Join fellow art lovers for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, learn about the history of the museum, and gain new insight into some Clark favorites. Groups meet outside the permanent collection in the Museum Pavilion. Talks are limited to twenty people each on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The View From Here: Columbus

February 23 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Robert Wiesenberger, Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects, introduces the film. In conjunction with Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape, Images Cinema and the Clark Art Institute present The View from Here, a film series exploring three different approaches to the role of landscapes in cinema: as subject, as inspiration, and as a means to explore character and emotion. Columbus (2017) Deftly intertwining a story of complicated family histories with an exploration of the emotional impact of physical spaces, this acclaimed…

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Member Gallery Talk: Turner’s Travels

February 27 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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A series of talks features experts in three distinct fields, intrigued and inspired by Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape, who give their perspectives on selected works in the exhibition. Alexis Goodin, exhibition curator, is joined by José Constantine, Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Williams College, and Peter Murphy, Professor of English at Williams College, each exploring new ways to approach the works and themes presented in the exhibition. The complete series includes: José Constantine, “Unraveling the Role of Earth…

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March 2019

La Fille Du Régiment

March 2 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$18 – $25

Now in its thirteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live performances transmitted to theaters in seventy countries around the world. Live telecasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. The Clark presents ten live transmissions beginning October 6, 2018. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie…

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First Sunday Free: Hearth & Home

March 3 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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On this First Sunday Free at the Clark, check winter doldrums at the door and spend the day celebrating all things cozy in the spirit of the Danish concept of hygge and other heartwarming traditions from around the world. Settle in by the digital hearth in the Michael Conforti Pavilion to write “warm fuzzies” to friends and family, make your own cocoa blend to enjoy on a frosty day, and use our fiber art materials to create a weaving project…

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Alma Thomas and the Graphical Picture Plane

March 5 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Mellon Network Fellow Kris Cohen presents, “Alma Thomas and the Graphical Picture Plane.” This talk describes how Alma Thomas’s Earth Paintings address, in ways both belied and surprisingly revealed by the language of abstraction, nascent configurations of the computer screen and the forms of labor and personhood associated with those compositions. Kris Cohen is associate professor of art and humanities at Reed College. He works on the relationship among art, economy, and media technologies, focusing especially on the aesthetics of…

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Member Gallery Talk: Painting, Poetry, and Meaning

March 6 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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A series of talks features experts in three distinct fields, intrigued and inspired by Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape, who give their perspectives on selected works in the exhibition. Alexis Goodin, exhibition curator, is joined by José Constantine, Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Williams College, and Peter Murphy, Professor of English at Williams College, each exploring new ways to approach the works and themes presented in the exhibition. The complete series includes: José Constantine, “Unraveling the Role of Earth…

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Drawing Closer: Landscape

March 8 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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SOLD OUT. The Manton Study Center for Works on Paper invites artists of all experiences and skill levels to work closely after thematic selections of drawings from the Clark’s collection. Each month explores a different theme—still life (January), portraiture (February), and landscape (March). Enjoy an open hour to participate in the artistic tradition of copying original drawings, or choose to practice fundamentals, sketch from life, or explore new ideas. Basic materials are provided; artists bringing their own supplies should note…

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Antony and Cleopatra

March 10 @ 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$16 – $18

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the famous fated couple. Simon Godwin (Twelfth Night, Man and Superman, The Beaux' Stratagem) directs. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. Run time: 3 hours, 30 minutes Please note that this production contains strobe lighting. This is an encore presentation of Antony and…

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April 2019

Louise Nevelson: Modernist Drag

April 2 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Robert Sterling Clark Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson presents, “Louise Nevelson: Modernist Drag.” This talk investigates the work of sculptor Louise Nevelson (1899–1988), in particular her all-black wood-based reliefs—a formal idiom she pursued for decades—to argue for a politics of queer commitment, persistence, and excess. Julia Bryan-Wilson teaches modern and contemporary art at the University of California, Berkeley with a focus on art since 1960 in the US, Europe, and Latin America. Her research interests include theories of artistic labor, feminist and…

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The Bauhaus 100 Years On

April 4 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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This year marks the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus, the twentieth century’s most influential school of art and design. Beyond the activity of its famous workshops, the Bauhaus popularized its products and an array of avant-garde “isms” through its publishing imprint, The Bauhaus Books (Bauhausbücher). The Clark library owns a nearly complete, first-edition set of these publications, revolutionary in both form and content. Join Robert Wiesenberger, Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects, for a hands-on discussion of the Bauhaus…

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The Lao Tizer Quartet Featuring Eric Marienthal

April 5 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$28 – $33

“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Eric Marienthal make their debut at the Clark in support of their new Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD release, Songs from the Swinghouse! Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer, and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee Lao Tizer (Special EFX, Down to the Bone), the quartet also features Grammy-winning sax legend Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Barbara Streisand), Grammy-nominated drummer Gene Coye (Larry Carlton, Terence Blanchard), and Senegalese bassist Cheikh N’Doye…

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Chamber Orchestra of Williams

April 6 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Chamber Orchestra of Williams, an all-student, flexible instrumentation chamber ensemble dedicated to innovative programming, presents a multidimensional performance experience featuring music by Williams College Professor Zachary Wadsworth alongside Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Combining this music with poetry and art to create an immersive experience, this concert is dedicated to fostering of community by engagement in the arts. Free and open to all.

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First Sunday Free: Everyday Heroism

April 7 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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On this free Sunday at the Clark, enjoy complimentary admission to the galleries and activities that encourage visitors to reflect on the small ways we can be heroic in our everyday lives. Explore what it means to be heroic in myth, history, and in our own lives with a guided gallery talk led by a Clark educator at 1 pm and 3 pm, or settle in for a super movie marathon in the auditorium. At Hero HQ in the Michael…

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Looking and Lunching: Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death

April 9 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Take a closer look at the Clark’s collection during Looking and Lunching, a half-hour discussion focusing on one work from the collection followed by continued discussion over lunch with the presenter and fellow art lovers. This month, join Chief Curator Esther Bell as she discusses Guillaume Guillon Lethière’s masterpiece, Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death, a recent acquisition now on display in the Clark’s permanent collection.

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Drawing Closer: Animals

April 12 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Manton Study Center for Works on Paper invites artists of all skill levels to work closely after thematic selections of drawings from the Clark’s collection. Each month explores a different theme—Animals (April) and Figures (May). Enjoy an open hour to participate in the artistic tradition of copying earlier drawings or choose to practice fundamentals and explore new ideas. Basic materials are provided. Artists bringing their own supplies should note that only graphite pencils are allowed in the Study Center…

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Rembrandt

April 20 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$10 – $12.50

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. With privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition while interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world-famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this Exhibition on Screen favorite makes a welcome return to the big screen,…

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May 2019

Drawing Closer: Figures

May 5 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Manton Study Center for Works on Paper invites artists of all skill levels to work closely after thematic selections of drawings from the Clark’s collection. Each month explores a different theme—Animals (April) and Figures (May). Enjoy an open hour to participate in the artistic tradition of copying earlier drawings or choose to practice fundamentals and explore new ideas. Basic materials are provided. Artists bringing their own supplies should note that only graphite pencils are allowed in the Study Center…

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Book Talk With B.A. Shapiro

May 5 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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New York Times bestselling author B. A. Shapiro, author of the new novel The Collector's Apprentice, presents a free book talk and signing. Shapiro has made the historical art thriller her own with such novels as The Muralist and The Art Forger, which The Washington Post praised for its “skillful balance of brisk plotting, significant emotional depth and a multi-layered narration rich with a sense of moral consequence.” In The Collector's Apprentice, Shapiro takes readers to Paris in the 1920s…

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Dialogues Des Carmélites

May 11 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Now in its thirteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live performances transmitted to theaters in seventy countries around the world. Live telecasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. The Clark presents ten live transmissions beginning October 6, 2018. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force,…

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Mother’s Day at the Clark

May 12 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Spend the afternoon at the Clark with your mother-figure and enjoy a special themed self-guide. The whole family can make a day of it with a Mother’s Day brunch in the morning and a visit to the galleries in the afternoon.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Make Mother's Day special with a gourmet brunch. Seating is at 10:30 am. Brunch buffet closes at 12 pm. Reserve by Thursday, May 9! Buffet Menu: Frittata Lorraine Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, Bacon Lardon & Gruyere Vegetarian Frittata Sundried Tomato, Spinach & Feta Stuffed French Toast Silver Dollar Pancakes (Blueberry or Chocolate Chip) Citrus Mascarpone & Butter Mounted Maple Syrup Crispy Cheddar Grit Cakes with Canadian Bacon, Poached Egg and Chive Hollandaise House-Cured Cold Smoked Salmon with Grilled Asparagus amd Béarnaise…

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Jonathan Dely Concert

May 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$20 – $28

Jazz trumpeter Jonathan Dely performs in concert with his world-class band featuring an exciting program of jazz, pop, and selections from the American Songbook. Dely’s live show is as dynamic and energetic as it is cool and romantic, as he delivers a cross-genre performance sure to delight audiences of all ages and musical tastes. About Jonathan Dely Jonathan Dely, 25, is an award-winning trumpet soloist from Long Island, New York. Named a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition,…

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July 2019

Exhibition: Ida O’Keefe, Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

July 6 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 6, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe (1889–1961) was a talented American modernist, whose paintings and prints of the 1920s and 1930s explore realism and abstraction in the service of a distinctive artistic style. Yet the fact that her older sister was the renowned Georgia O’Keeffe begins to explain why most people have not heard of her. Drawing on extensive new research, Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow assesses Ida’s work and life, including her training, technique, and travels—as well as the sisters’ sibling…

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Exhibition: Art’s Biggest Stage

July 6 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 14, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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From national pavilions to thematic exhibitions presented in grand villas, the Venice Biennale is a polyphonic, cross-continental survey of contemporary art and the social issues it engages. Since 2007, the Clark's library has built an unparalleled collection of artist editions, books, posters, publicity materials, and other objects produced for this extravaganza. Art's Biggest Stage introduces the Venice Biennale by showcasing the Clark's growing archive and exploring the questions of nationhood, identity, and spectacle central to the Biennale experience. Featuring artists…

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