‘LOOKING AT LUNCHTIME’ GALLERY TALK OFFERED AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

For Immediate Release
March 31, 2015
[Digital images available upon request]
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Curatorial assistant Megan Kosinski leads a “Looking at Lunchtime” talk at the Clark Art Institute on Thursday, April 9 at 12:30 pm. The free, thirty-minute talk will feature highlights from the exhibition Machine Age Modernism: Prints from the Daniel Cowin Collection and will be held in the special exhibition galleries located in the Clark Center.
 
Machine Age Modernism focuses on the history and politics that inspired many artists working during and between World Wars I and II. Inspired by such prewar movements as Futurism and Cubism, artists of the Machine Age defied aesthetic and technical conventions in order to convey the vitality of industrial society and changed printmaking in the process.
 
Critical to the art of the Machine Age was the linocut movement of the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition includes thirteen works by the school’s most accomplished and visually powerful linocut artist, Sybil Andrews, who addressed two seemingly divergent themes in her prints: urban life and rural labor. Both subjects allowed Andrews to explore the common themes of all her linocuts: abstracted action, movement, and physical exertion. The exhibition also features notable British printmakers Edward Wadsworth and C.R.W. Nevinson, both of whom engaged in Britain’s military efforts during the Great War.
 
Machine Age Modernism is on view through May 17.
 
 
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 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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