HIKE AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE EXPLORES GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF STONE HILL

Williamstown, MA—“From Shore to Shore, the 500-million-year Geologic History of Stone Hill,” a hike open to all ages, will take place at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, September 10 at 10:30 am. Williams College Geosciences Professor Bud Wobus leads the travel in geologic time, revealing to hikers the story of Stone Hill and its landscape. Bring the whole family for this moderate hike on the Clark grounds, and consider how the world we see today has been transformed over time.
 
The hike is part of an ongoing series related to the Clark’s summer exhibition, Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill, on view through October 10, 2016 at the Clark’s Lunder Center at Stone Hill.
 
Hikers should meet at the entrance to the Lunder Center at Stone Hill at 10:30 am and wear shoes appropriate for hiking varied terrain. Free with paid admission.
 
Sensing Place and its accompanying programs are generously supported by Herbert A. Allen, Jr.
 
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, 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; open daily in July and August. 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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