Calendar Listings January 2003

For Immediate Release

December 16, 2002

Calendar Listings: January 2003

Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10AM-5PM (Closed Thanksgiving)
Admission: Free (Nov-May)


through April 27, 2003
Tadao Ando, Architect
Tadao Ando, the winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize and the recipient of the 2002 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, is one of the most celebrated architects working today. Ando's sensitivity to landscape and the contemplative nature of his interior spaces led the Clark Art Institute to select him as architect for its upcoming building and campus enhancement. This exhibition features 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.


Thursday, January 9, 2003
12:30 p.m.
Desert Island Pictures
Michael Cassin, curator of education, will give a half-hour gallery talk about Pair of Wall Sconces by Peter Archambo I. 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."

Wednesday, January 22, 2003
6:00 p.m.
"Art History at the American Academy in Rome: The First 50 Years (1894-1944)"
Christina Heumer, the Drue Heinz Librarian at the American Academy in Rome, will give a public lecture. Admission is free. Reservations are requested. To reserve, call 212-751-7200, ext. 38.

Saturday, January 25, 2003
8:00 p.m.
Concert: Gokh-bi System
This five-person group from Senegal reclaims the African roots of hip-hop, combining the ancient tradition of the troubadour storytellers with politically savvy, uniquely Senegalese rap traditions. Part of the series "Out of Africa: Music from Algeria, Guinea, Mali, and Senegal." Tickets are $19 ($17 members); to order call 413-458-2303, extension 324.

Tuesday, January 28, 2003
5:30 p.m.
Clark Lecture
Clark Fellow James Herbert, professor and chair of the department of art history at the University of California, Irvine, will give the lecture "Crossroads of the King: The Position of the Divine at Louis XIV's Versailles." Presented by the Research and Academic Program of the Clark Art Institute.

Wednesday, January 29, 2003
1:00 p.m.
"Every Picture Tells a Story"
Part three of this mini-course will focus on the painting Undertow by Winslow Homer. $6 ($5 members).

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