Clark to Show Mansfield Park October 5

For Immediate Release

September 26, 2003

The Clark Art Institute's fall film series "Country House Capers" will continue on Sunday, October 5, at 2 p.m., with a showing of Mansfield Park. The 1999 adaptation of the Jane Austen novel stars Frances O'Connor as Fanny Price, an impoverished city girl who goes to live in the country manor of wealthy relatives. Admission is free.

Offered on Sundays at 2 p.m. the "Country House Capers" series features films set in set at country houses in England and France, inspired by the Château de La Faloise, the French country house featured in the fall exhibition Édouard Baldus: Landscape and Leisure in Early French Photography. The exhibition, on view October 4 through December 28, explores the work of pioneering French photographer Édouard Baldus (1813-1889). In 1856, Baldus created a series of photographs on the grounds of the Château de La Faloise, featuring the family and friends of château owner Frédéric Bourgeois de Mercey. The nine photographs, most of which exist in only one print, will be reunited for the first time in the exhibition, along with 50 photographs highlighting the best of French photography of the 1850s.

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. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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