CLARK ART INSTITUTE INVITES PUBLIC TO OPENING PARTY FOR SUMMER EXHIBITION

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2016
 
CLARK ART INSTITUTE INVITES PUBLIC TO OPENING PARTY FOR SUMMER EXHIBITION
Event celebrates Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Join the Clark Art Institute for a special celebration of the opening of Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado on Friday, June 10 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $30 ($20 members); day-of-event tickets will be available for $40.
 
The evening of festivities includes light fare, a cash bar, and dancing with music by DJ Stacks on the Fernández Terrace overlooking the reflecting pools at the Clark Center. Guests enjoy early access to the exhibition, which opens the following day.
 
Space is limited and reservations are required. Advance tickets are available through midnight on June 9. To reserve, visit clarkart.edu/pradorsvp.
 
Splendor, Myth, and Vision, exclusively at the Clark, features twenty-eight Old Master paintings of the nude, twenty-four of which have never been on view in the United States. The exhibition examines the collecting of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century paintings of the nude at the Spanish court, explores the histories of these works and their display in the Spanish Royal Collections, and reconsiders the significant role of the nude in European art. The exhibition will be on view June 11–October 10, 2016.
 
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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