Theater and Performance Related Works are Focus of October 9 Lunchtime Gallery Talk at the Clark

For Immediate Release

September 29, 2008

Selections from the exhibition Visions of the Stage: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs will be the subject of the Thursday, October 9, Looking at Lunchtime Talk at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Mark Ledbury, associate director of the Research and Academic Program, will lead the gallery talk at 12:30 pm. The talk is free with paid gallery admission.

Visions of the Stage, an exhibition of 20 works, draws from the collections of the Clark and the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College, and includes drawings, prints, and books relating to theater and performance. Included are drawings by Jean-Antoine Watteau, illustrations by François Boucher and many others, as well as costume designs, portraits of actors, and designs for theaters.

The series continues on Thursday, November 13, with Michael Cassin, director of the Clark’s Center for Education in the Visual Arts, discussing Second Scene of Robbers by Louis Léopold Boilly. The talks take place at 12:30 pm on the second Thursday of every month. Attendees may purchase food from the courtyard café or bring a bag lunch to enjoy before or after the gallery talk.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (open daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May.  For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit


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