MoMA's John Elderfield to Speak October 24 and 25

For Immediate Release

October 15, 2001

John Elderfield, curator at large at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, will give two lectures on Wednesday, October 24, and Thursday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m., at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The two different talks will focus on the subject "Two Types of Invisibility: Pierre Bonnard and Armando Reverón." The lectures are co-sponsored by the Clark and the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art in honor of George Heard Hamilton, second director of the Clark and first director of the Graduate Program. Admission to both lectures is free, and a reception will follow the Wednesday presentation.

Elderfield has organized many major exhibitions at MoMA, including Piet Mondrian 1872-1944, Henri Matisse: A Retrospective,  and the forthcoming Matisse-Picasso. He has written extensively for many international art journals and has been contributing editor for Artforum and Studio International. He is the author of Pleasuring Painting and The Language of the Body: Drawings by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon. Elderfield is currently editor-in-chief of Studies of Modern Art, the annual journal of MoMA.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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