Check Out Monet’s Cliffs at Etretat During Free Lunchtime Talk

For Immediate Release

March 03, 2010

Take a close look at the painting Cliffs at Etretat by Claude Monet with Sarah Lees, associate curator of European art at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. This Looking at Lunchtime Talk is free and held on Thursday, March 11, at 12:30 pm, at the Clark.

Monet often painted groups of works on the same theme, and one of his best-known series focuses on the dramatic arched cliffs of the seaside resort of Étretat. This talk will examine Monet’s approach to the popular subject in the context of his work as a whole, and how his painting compares to other artists’ treatment of the same site.

The series continues on Thursday, April 8, when Michael Cassin, director of the Center for Education in the Visual Arts, looks at Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s At the Concert. All talks take place at 12:30 pm on the second Thursday of every month. Attendees may purchase food at the Clark or bring a bag lunch to enjoy before or after the gallery talk.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday (open Mondays in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is always free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit


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