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Clark to Host Two Events about Andy Warhol April 8 and 9

For Immediate Release

March 29, 2002

The Clark Art Institute will present two related public events on April 8 and 9. On Monday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m., Douglas Crimp and David Joselit will join in a Clark Conversation exploring a variety of issues raised by their work on Andy Warhol, Crimp's role as an AIDS activist and art critic, and the function of art history today. On Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m., Crimp will present a public lecture on Andy Warhol's film Screen Test #2, in which screenwriter Ronald Tavel confronts gay and lesbian issues by conducting a mock screen test with actor Mario Montez for the role of Esmeralda in a remake of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Admission is free. A reception will follow each event.

Professor of art history/visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester, Douglas Crimp is a past recipient of the College Art Association's Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism. He is the author of On the Museum's Ruins (MIT Press, 1993), and the editor of AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism (MIT Press, 1988). Specializing in 20th century art, David Joselit is Professor of art history at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910-1941 and is a regular contributor to Artforum and Art in America.

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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