CLARK ART INSTITUTE TO AIR FILM FEATURING THE WORKS OF BRITISH ARTIST DAVID HOCKNEY

February 8, 2018
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute airs Exhibition on Screen’s David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts on Sunday, February 25 at 3 pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $12 ($10 for Clark members) and may be purchase online at clarkart.edu or by calling the box office at 413 458 0524.
 
Widely considered Britain’s most popular living artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris, and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, the eighty-year-old artist shows no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.
 
Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with the artist, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in at the Royal Academy of Art in London: David Hockney: A Bigger Picture in 2012 and David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life in 2016. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a twenty-first century master of creativity.
 
Run time is 1 hour, 25 minutes.
 
Exhibition on Screen is the originator and pioneer of bringing exhibition-based art films to the cinema. Working with top international museums and galleries, Exhibition on Screen creates films that offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best-loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and arts critics. Since launching in 2011, Exhibition on Screen has released sixteen films, which have been shown in more than fifty countries with more than one million tickets 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. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; Bank of America Museums on Us; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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