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225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
413-458-2303 http://www.clarkart.edu/

September 2019

Basic Black

September 17 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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What would happen, what would be enabled theoretically and practically if we re-imagined and re-envisioned all color and all colors as blackness in the most expansive sense? Thinking about the universe (of color) as black tout court presents the challenge of addressing all difference—in the visual field as much as anything else—as the internal differentiation of blackness, a doubling or redoubling of the richness of (non-)being, precisely because it is derived from, in relation to, and in the name of…

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Member Gallery Talk: Beyond Skin Deep

September 18 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Beyond Skin Deep Three guest experts from Williams College bring their unique perspectives as we consider Renoir’s magnificent nudes.

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On Renoir: Lisa Yuskavage and Alison De Lima Greene in Conversation

September 21 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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In conjunction with Renoir: The Body, The Senses, contemporary artist Lisa Yuskavage and curator Alison de Lima Greene discuss the impact of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s paintings on the history of art and why Renoir matters today.

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Meet Me at the Clark

September 23 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Clark is pleased to offer Meet Me at the Clark, a free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (and other dementias) and their care partners. Visitors are welcome to arrive between 2–2:30 on Monday afternoons when the museum is closed to the public for an hour of viewing and discussion of a few artworks. Specially trained docents guide small groups of participants in an open-ended conversation about art intended to nurture relationships and uplift spirits.

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Images in the Margins: Renaissance Readers Draw the Meanings of their Texts

September 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Anthony Grafton considers the meaning and relevance of margin notes found in Renaissance texts. In this period, educated readers went through their texts pen in hand. They underlining passages, adding references to names and short summaries in the margins, and interpreting or responding to the text. Most marginalia were verbal. But scholars from Petrarch in the fourteenth century to John Dee in the sixteenth also made drawings of many kinds in the margins of their books. This lecture presents some…

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New Member Orientation Tour: Manton Study Center for Works on Paper

September 26 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Join Kristie Couser, Curatorial Assistant for Works on Paper, for an orientation to the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper. Open to the public by appointment, the Study Center houses the Clark's collection of more than 6,500 prints, drawings, and photographs spanning the history of the graphic arts from the fifteenth century through the early twentieth century. Explore how specially designed lighting, storage, and display features support close examination of artworks that are not on permanent view due to…

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Darby English: Some Things You Can Do With a Dome

September 28 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Darby English, the exhibition scholar for the American Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale will discuss Swallowed Sun, the featured sculpture in Liberty / Libertà, the exhibition by contemporary artist Martin Puryear, the 2019 U.S. Representative to this year's Biennale. English is the Carl Darling Buck Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago and Adjunct Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He served as the…

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October 2019

Mapping Senufo: Rethinking the Scholarly Monograph

October 1 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Clark Fellow Susan Gagliardi presents, “Mapping Senufo: Rethinking the Scholarly Monograph in the Era of Digital Publication.” What might research and the publication of results look like if scholars producing them integrated decades of theories about the construction of identities and the politics of knowledge production into their work on arts of Africa once considered “traditional”? Mapping Senufo—an in-progress, collaborative, born-digital publication project that Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi initiated and now co-directs with Constantine Petridis—offers a model for joining such theories…

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On Artists and Their Books: Miko McGinty in Conversation

October 2 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Miko McGinty is a graphic designer specializing in art books who has worked with the Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library & Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Most recently, she designed the catalogue for Martin Puryear’s 2019 U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Martin Puryear: Liberty/Libertà. In conjunction with Art’s Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019, and in conversation with Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects Robert Wiesenberger, McGinty discusses the nexus of…

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The Audience

October 5 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$16 – $18

Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award-winning production of The Audience. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old…

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First Sundays Free: Sustainability

October 6 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Join friends and family at the Clark for the first Free Sunday of the season -- a day of free admission and activities designed to entertain and inspire visitors of all ages. This month, join us to celebrate the Clark’s commitment to sustainability and the opening of Rivers and Reverence, a special community exhibition of photography presented by the Hoosic River Watershed Association and exhibited in the Lunder Center’s Hunter Studio. Relax by the water feature on the Fernández Terrace…

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Drawing Closer: Trees

October 11 @ 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 prints, drawings, and photographs from the Clark’s collection. Each month explores a different theme—Trees (October), Nocturnes (November), and Ornamental Design (December). Enjoy an open hour to participate in the artistic tradition of copying earlier works or choose to practice fundamentals and explore new ideas. Basic materials are provided. Artists bringing their own supplies should note that only graphite pencils…

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Turandot

October 12 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$18 – $25

Now in its fourteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Simulcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love.

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A Concert of Music by Stephen Dankner

October 13 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Composer Stephen Dankner presents a 75th birthday concert featuring a performance of several of his compositions. This event is free and open to all. Program Dance Suite, performed by Willis Delony, pianist • Toccata • Nocturne • Waltz for Mickey • Ragtime Etude-Fantasy: III, performed by Gabriel Quenneville-Bélair, pianist Four Preludes, performed by George Bowerman, pianist • Andantino grazioso • Valse lent • Gently flowing • Lentamente, con profunda tristezza e solennità Do not stand at my grave and weep,…

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Looking and Lunching: Picturing Berenice Abbott

October 17 @ 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 of discussion focusing on one work from the collection followed by continued discussion over lunch with the presenter and fellow art lovers in the Carswell Room. This month, join Andrew Kensett, Williams GradArt ’20, as he discusses a never-exhibited cache of portraits by Modernist photographer Berenice Abbott. While living in Paris in the ‘20s, Abbott photographed luminaries such as James Joyce, Edna St. Vincent Millay,…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 19 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations…with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT…

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Manon

October 26 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Now in its fourteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Simulcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production.

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Performing Artists in Residence Concert

October 27 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$20 – $25

Co-artistic directors Jeewon Park (piano) and Edward Arron (cello) present a special program of chamber music. Joining them for this performance are Anton Miller (violin) and Rita Porfiris (viola) The piano quartet program features: Schubert: Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major for Piano Quartet, D. 487 Janáček: Pohádka for Cello and Piano Dvořák: Piano Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op. 23 Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Op. 15

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Meet Me at the Clark

October 28 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Clark is pleased to offer Meet Me at the Clark, a free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (and other dementias) and their care partners. Visitors are welcome to arrive between 2–2:30 on Monday afternoons when the museum is closed to the public for an hour of viewing and discussion of a few artworks. Specially trained docents guide small groups of participants in an open-ended conversation about art intended to nurture relationships and uplift spirits.

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Earth Diplomacy: Diné Arts of Reciprocity, 1966–1968

October 29 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Clark Fellow Jessica Horton presents, “Earth Diplomacy: Diné Arts of Reciprocity, 1966–1968.” From 1966 to 1968, the United States government commissioned Diné (Navajo) artists Bertha and Fred Stevens to demonstrate weaving and sandpainting across Eurasia and Latin America, ostensibly as an exercise of Cold War “soft power.” Drawing upon Indigenous knowledge, International Relations theory, and the methods of ecocritical art history, this talk reframes the Stevens' tour as a creative instance of what Horton calls “earth diplomacy.”

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