September 2002 Calendar Listings

For Immediate Release

August 15, 2002

September 29, 2002-April 27, 2003
Tadao Ando, Architect
Tadao Ando, the winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1995 and the recipient of the 2002 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, is one of the most celebrated architects working today. Masterfully reconciling the minimalist vocabulary of modern Western architecture and the sensitivity of Japanese building and garden design, Ando's work relates edifice to landscape in a profoundly spiritual manner. This exhibition feature 15 buildings and projects through models, drawings, photographs, and videos in an installation specially designed by the architect. Projects span 30 years of Ando's career, from his early residences and churches to his recent American museum commissions. The exhibition originated at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Museums Celebrate America's Freedoms
The Clark will join museums across the United States in a day of remembrance on September 11. Gallery admission will be free all day, and a special gallery program at 12:30 p.m. will focus on American art and patriotism, including Gilbert Stuart's famous portrait of George Washington.

Thursday, September 12, 2002
12:30 p.m.
Desert Island Pictures
Michael Cassin, curator of education, will give a half-hour gallery talk about Claude Lorraine's Landscape with the Voyage of Jacob. In this lunchtime lecture series, offered on the second Thursday of the month, curators discuss works in the Clark collection that they would take with them if "stranded on a desert island." The talk is free with gallery admission.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002
5:30 p.m.
Clark Lecture
John Onians, Clark Fellow and Professor and Director, World Art Research Programme in the School of World Art Studies, University of East Anglia, will speak on "The Black Box and the Masterpiece: Biology and the History of Art History." Sponsored by Research and Academic Programs at the Clark.

Friday, September 27, 2002
5:30 p.m.
Lecture: The Topographic Architecture of Tadao Ando
Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, will speak about the work of Pritzker-Prize winner and American Institute of Architects 2002 gold medallist, Tadao Ando, the design architect for the Clark Art Institute's building expansion.

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225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Mondays in July and August, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1: closed

$10 (members, students, and 18 and under free).

Admission includes all permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions. Some events may have an additional fee. Admission fees are subject to change.

Open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Beverages, pastries, and lunch options year-round during gallery hours.

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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

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