FREE SUNDAY AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE CELEBRATES DUTCH PAINTINGS EXHIBITION

February 23, 2017
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—“Triple Dutch,” an installment of the Clark Art Institute’s First Sundays Free program, will be held Sunday, March 5 from 1–4 pm. Discover the art of the Dutch Republic three ways: Be one of the first to see the exhibition An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Paintings, make a still-life drawing, and enjoy a special performance of period music. Admission to the galleries is free all day.
 
An Inner World features seven exceptional genre paintings by Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden in the seventeenth century. Genre paintings, or scenes that take everyday life as their subject matter, flourished in the Dutch Republic in this period. Explored through the theme of an inner world, the works in this focused exhibition represent figures in interior spaces and individuals in moments of study, contemplation, and quiet exchange.
 
This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.
 
 
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 270,000 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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