CLARK ART INSTITUTE CELEBRATES VAN GOGH AND NATURE EXHIBITION WITH SUMMER WINE BAR

For Immediate Release
July 28, 2015
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—There’s no better way to end the week than with a relaxing glass of wine, some delicious food, and friends at Bar du Vin, the Clark Art Institute’s summer wine bar. A nod to the Clark’s current exhibition Van Gogh and Nature, Bar du Vin will be open on Fridays, August 14, 21, and 28 from 4–7 pm on the Clark Center’s Fernández Terrace, which offers glorious views of the Clark’s reflecting pools and the Berkshire foothills.
 
The summer wine bar offers a variety of French wines and beers and Provençal small plates for sale. The menu includes hangar steak with red onion marmalade and house-cut pommes frites; country pate with cornichons, whole grain mustard, and baguette; brioche topped with a choice of moules mariniere, caramelized onion, mejillones aioli, and arugula or olives, chevre, tomato, and onion; haricot verts with butter and toasted garlic bread crumbs; charred octopus with marinated carrots, mint, lemon, and chilis; oil marinated anchovy with herbed toast and roasted sweet peppers; roasted fingerling potatoes tossed with lemon zest, chives, and chevre; and complimentary chocolate and sea salt sable.
 
Bar du Vin’s menu is carefully selected and prepared by STARR Events, the Clark’s culinary partner, and Executive Chef Daniel Hardy. STARR incorporates locally sourced ingredients into its innovative menus.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
 
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, open to the public with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open daily in July and August, 10 am to 5 pm; open September through June, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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