‘LOOKING AND LUNCHING’ AT THE CLARK EXAMINES JOHN CONSTABLE PAINTING

February 2, 2017
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Take a closer look at a special object in the Clark Art Institute’s collection during Looking and Lunching, an afternoon of focused investigation and friendly discussion with fellow art lovers, on Thursday, February 16 at 12 pm. Ariel Kline, 2017 master of arts candidate in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art, examines Willy Lott’s House, an enigmatic work by British artist John Constable. The talk will be held in the permanent collection galleries in the Museum Building.
 
Tickets are $20 ($15 members) and include admission to the galleries, careful observation and informal discussion of the painting, and lunch provided by Café 7. Menu choices include a ham and cheddar melt on a croissant or a pear and celery salad with pomegranate and grilled sourdough. Registration is required; reserve and choose a menu option online at clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.

 
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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