Last chance to see “Picasso Looks at Degas” at the Clark

For Immediate Release

August 24, 2010

Digital images available upon request

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s groundbreaking exhibition, Picasso Looks at Degas, ends its run in Williamstown on September 12. The New Yorker raves, "If any artist merits a trip out of town, it’s Pablo Picasso,” and there are just three weeks left to make the trip. The Clark is the only North American venue for the exhibition, which has been hailed “a double-barreled delight” (The Wall Street Journal) and “one of the most revelatory exhibitions on American soil this year” (The Boston Globe).

Picasso Looks at Degas is the first exploration of Picasso's fascination with Degas, drawing together more than one hundred works from international museums and private collections to provide new insight into the multifaceted creativity of these two great artists. For many, Picasso Looks at Degas is the opportunity of a lifetime to see iconic works like Degas’s In a Café (L’Absinthe) from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris; Degas’s Coming the Hair (La Coiffure), a treasure from the National Gallery in London; and Picasso’s Standing Nude from the Museo del Novecento in Milan before the exhibition travels to the Museu Picasso de Barcelona in the fall of 2010.

Picasso Looks at Degas was organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Museu Picasso de Barcelona. It is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, and with the special cooperation of Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 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

Calendar Listing:
June 13 through September 12, 2010: Focusing on two of the great artists of the modern period, Picasso Looks at Degas examines Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Degas. The Clark is the exclusive North American venue for this groundbreaking exhibition exploring the depth of the Spanish artist’s fixation with Degas through dramatic pairings and groupings of the two artists’ works. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413-458-2303,



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