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Lecture on "Turner and Impressionism" at the Clark August 30

For Immediate Release

August 18, 2003

Brian Allen will give the public lecture "Art...A Jealous Mistress" at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, August 30, at 2 p.m. Allen is curator of American paintings and director of curatorial administration at the Clark. His lecture is the last in a series of Saturday lectures in connection with the current exhibition Turner: The Late Seascapes. The lecture is free with gallery admission.

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) was one of Britain's greatest artists. Turner: The Late Seascapes explores the defining years of his career when, at the height of his artistic powers, he painted the sea as a stage for human drama and action. The exhibition features 35 oil paintings and watercolors, including several never before seen in the United States, that represent the culmination of Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea. James Hamilton, an eminent Turner specialist from the University of Birmingham, England, organized the exhibition for the Clark. The Clark is the only North American venue for the show.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery admission is $10 (members, students, and 18 and under free).

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