CLARK ART INSTITUTE TO AIR FILM EXPLORING MICHELANGELO’S LIFE

June 8, 2017

Williamstown, MA—Exhibition on Screen presents the film Michelangelo: Love and Death at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, June 24 at 3 pm. Tickets are $12 ($10 members) and can be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524. The film will be shown in the Clark’s auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.

Coinciding with a major new exhibition at the National Gallery, London, the film offers a fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo da Vinci, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance—and perhaps of all time. Love and Death explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice that included painting, sculpture, and architecture. Among the works examined are the statue of David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and the “Manchester Madonna” (today at the National Gallery, London).

Exhibition on Screen is the originator and pioneer of bringing exhibition-based art films to the cinema via secured access to galleries and exhibitions worldwide. Films are shown in more than 1,500 cinemas in about 50 countries, and more than one million seats have been sold.

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; 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 4303.
 
 
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