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Free Outdoor Band Concerts at the Clark Begin July 9

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2002

Free outdoor band concerts at the Clark Art Institute are a summer tradition that draws thousands of children and adults of all ages to the Clark's park-like grounds. This year's concerts will be offered on four Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30, at 6:00 p.m. Picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets are encouraged. Children receive free balloons.

Local acoustic group The Flying Garbanzos will give the first concert on July 9, performing their mix of original, contemporary, and traditional tunes. Upcoming concerts will be: Mac McHale and the Old Time Radio Gang on July 16, The Steve Murray 7 jazz band on July 23, and the Quintessential Brass Quintet on July 30.

In the event of rain, the performance will take place in the auditorium. On the evenings of the band concerts, the Clark galleries will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Currently on view are four special exhibitions celebrating the art and architecture of Vienna: Gustav Klimt Landscapes, Josef Hoffmann: Homes of the Wittgensteins, Otto Wagner: The Academy of Fine Arts, and Bernardo Bellotto: Views of Imperial Vienna.

For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/klimt/.

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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