Mariet Westermann to Give Two Lectures in Honor of the Late Julius S. Held

For Immediate Release

April 09, 2003

Mariet Westermann, director of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, will speak at the Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. Her topic on Tuesday will be "Young Rembrandt and the Lure of Classical Antiquity." On Wednesday, she will discuss "The Paradoxes of Jan Steen." Admission is free.

Westermann was curator of last year's critically acclaimed exhibition Art and Home: Dutch Interiors in the Age of Rembrandt at the Newark Museum. Prior to becoming director of the Institute of Fine Arts, she as associate director of research and academic programs at the Clark.

The two-lecture series is co-sponsored with the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, in memory of the distinguished art historian Julius S. Held, who died earlier this year.

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.

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