CLARK CURATOR TO HOLD FREE TALK, BOOK SIGNING

Event coincides with book sale at the Clark

For Immediate Release
April 26, 2016

Williamstown, Massachusetts—Interim Curator of Paintings and Sculpture Lara Yeager-Crasselt discusses her newly published book Michael Sweerts (1618–1664): Shaping the Artist and the Academy in Rome and Brussels on Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm. The free lecture will be held in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.
 
The book retraces the rich and varied career of one of the most fascinating and enigmatic artists of the seventeenth century. A book signing follows the talk.
 
The Clark is also holding a book sale May 12–15 from 10 am–5 pm in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Browse a wide selection of beautiful remainders, markdowns, and sale books about artists, art history, architecture, photography, gardening, decorative arts, and other illustrated topics. Books are available for all ages and all tastes.
 
 
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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