Looking at lunchtime - April 8

For Immediate Release

March 22, 2010

EXPLORE RENOIR’S AT THE CONCERT DURING A FREE LUNCHTIME TALK ON APRIL 8 AT THE CLARK
For Immediate Release

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Join Michael Cassin, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute director of the center for education in the visual arts, during the Thursday, April 8, Looking at Lunchtime Talk as he discusses Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s stunning At the Concert painting. Admission to the 12:30 pm gallery talk is free. Purchase food from the courtyard café or bring a bag lunch to enjoy before or after the talk.

By 1880, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) had begun to make a name for himself as a painter of society portraits, particularly portraits of beautiful women and pretty children. In his painting At the Concert, the woman and young girl are elegantly dressed for a night at the opera, an excellent place for members of the Parisian upper middle classes to observe each other—especially as the house lights were kept on during the performances. The talk provides an in-depth look at one of the most popular works in the Clark’s collection, painted by one of Sterling and Francine Clark’s favorite artists.

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

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