Renoir and Algeria Ends Sunday

For Immediate Release

May 03, 2003

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA  - Area residents have just a few more days to see the Clark Art Institute's popular winter/spring exhibition, Renoir and Algeria. The show, which features sixteen paintings by French Impressionist artist Pierre Auguste Renoir on loan from collections throughout the United States and Europe, ends Sunday, May 11. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and admission is free.

Renoir and Algeria, which also includes photographs and travel postcards from French Algeria, has been praised by critics throughout the region and beyond. The Wall Street Journal's Robert J. Hughes wrote, "[Renoir] brought the same sunny directness and vibrant color to Algerian life as he did to la vie Parisienne." Lorraine Lauzon of The Catholic Observor wrote, "The artworks shimmer with the familiar warm hues Renoir is famous for." Timothy Cahill of the Albany Times Union called the exhibition "a satisfying but not overlong primer" and noted that the Clark has become nearly synonymous with such narrowly focused shows, which combine groundbreaking scholarship with crowd pleasing art."

After finishing its run at the Clark on Sunday, the exhibition will travel to the Dallas Museum of Art (June 8 through September 7) and to the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (October 6 through January 8).

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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