Richard Kendall to Speak at the Clark October 28

For Immediate Release

October 20, 2003

Richard Kendall, consultative curator of 19th-century French paintings, will give a public lecture at the Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, October 28, at 5:30 p.m. His topic will be "Materialism and Vision: Redefining the Radical in Impressionist Art." Kendall's talk is co-sponsored by the Clark and the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art in honor of George Heard Hamilton, second director of the Clark and first director of the Graduate Program. Admission is free.

Kendall, whose traveling exhibition Degas and the Little Dancer was seen at the Clark in 1998, has written extensively on Degas and Paul Cézanne. He has organized exhibitions on Degas for such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His 1996 exhibition and catalogue Degas: Beyond Impressionism was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Art Criticism and was named International Exhibition of the Year by the journal Apollo. His other publications include Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Degas Landscapes, and the forthcoming Drawn to Painting: Leon Kossoff's drawings and paintings after Nicolas Poussin.

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

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