‘I, CLAUDE MONET’ TO AIR AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

March 23, 2017
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Exhibition on Screen and award-winning director Phil Grabsky present the film I, Claude Monet, a fresh look at one of the world’s favorite artists, at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, April 9 at 3 pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $12 ($10 members) and are available online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.
 
Using letters and other private writings, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to Impressionism, but who was also perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
 
Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from depression, loneliness, and even suicidal thoughts. Yet the film also reveals the artist’s humor, insight, and love of life, personified in the glorious depictions of his garden at Giverny.
 
Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy, and Venice, I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western art.
 
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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