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Holiday Family Program November 24

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2001

Children ages four to thirteen and their families are invited to a free holiday program at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, November 24, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. with a gallery talk for kids. Michael Cassin, curator of education, will introduce children to printmaking using examples from the current exhibition Goltzius and the Third Dimension. Throughout the morning, children and accompanying adults will be able to take a self-guided tour about decoration in paintings. Children will then be able to apply these ideas to craft and art-making activities, using different printmaking techniques to make holiday cards and creating hand-print ornaments. The Williamstown Police Department will be on hand creating fingerprint records. Light refreshments will be served.

While children are enjoying the festivities, parents may wish to get a jump on their holiday shopping in the Clark museum shop. The shop offers a wide variety of unusual and educational children's toys, games, and books, such as Katie Meets the Impressionists ($15.95) by James Mayhew, Anna Pavlova's I Dreamed I was a Ballerina with illustrations by Edgar Degas ($16.00), and Art Fraud Detective by Anna Nilsen ($15.95). New for adults this holiday season is "Membership in a Box," which makes it easier than ever to give the gift of art year-round. The box, which sells for $50, contains a Clark mug, a tin of the Clark's own "Sterling Blend" tea, information about the Clark and its programs, and a one-year family membership in Friends of the Clark.

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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