FREE HALLOWEEN GALLERY TALKS AND A CAPPELLA MUSIC SCHEDULED AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE; KIDS’ COSTUMES WELCOME!

For Immediate Release
October 20, 2015
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Ghosts and gore are the topics of four free gallery talks at the Clark Art Institute scheduled for Saturday, October 31 at 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm in the permanent collection galleries. In half-hour discussions, Clark curators and staff members explore ghoulish or eerie works such as Auguste Rodin’s sculpture entitled Man with Serpent.
 
Ephoria, an all-women’s a cappella group from Williams College, performs in costume at 1 pm in the lower lobby of the Clark Center. The singers draw from many genres of music, including rock, country, pop, and jazz.
 
Kids of all ages are welcome to come in costume (accessories such as swords are not permitted in the galleries) and will be offered special Halloween treats.
 
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, consisting of 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 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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