Looking at Lunchtime Talk at the Clark Explores Alma-Tadema’s Extraordinary Piano

For Immediate Release

November 07, 2011

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—On the second Thursday of each month, visitors are invited to join members of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute staff for a Looking at Lunchtime talk about some of their personal favorite works in the collection. On Thursday, November 10, Paul Richardson, Assistant Exhibitions Manager, will introduce visitors to the Alma-Tadema Piano, one of the Clark's finest pieces of decorative arts. This Steinway action grand piano was designed by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema as the centerpiece of a suite of furniture and decoration for the music room in industrialist Henry Marquand’s New York City mansion. Combining superb cabinetry and upholstery with carving, painting, and metal-work, this piano is emblematic of New York’s gilded age and is a tribute to the taste and vision of one of the founders of, and major early donors to, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Admission to the 12:30 pm gallery talk is free. Purchase lunch from the coffee cart before or after the talk.

The Looking at Lunchtime series continues December 8 with Michael Cassin, Director, Center for Education in the Visual Arts.

The Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship, presenting public and education programs and organizing groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The institution’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences; together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. 

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 $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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November 10: On the second Thursday of each month, visitors are invited to join members of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute staff for a Looking at Lunchtime talk about some of their personal favorite works in the collection. On Thursday, November 10, Paul Richardson, Assistant Exhibitions Manager, will introduce visitors to the Alma-Tadema Piano, one of the Clark's finest pieces of decorative arts. This Steinway action grand piano was designed by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema as the centerpiece of a suite of furniture and decoration for the music room in industrialist Henry Marquand’s New York City mansion. Combining superb cabinetry and upholstery with carving, painting, and metal-work, this piano is emblematic of New York’s gilded age and is a tribute to the taste and vision of one of the founders of, and major early donors to, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Admission to the 12:30 pm gallery talk is free. Purchase lunch from the coffee cart before or after the talk. The Looking at Lunchtime series continues December 8 with Michael Cassin, Director, Center for Education in the Visual Arts. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact: 
pr@clarkart.edu

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