Looking at Lunchtime Talk at the Clark Takes Visitors Behind the Scenes of the Clark Remix Exhibition

For Immediate Release

March 01, 2012

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. Join Paul Richardson, Assistant Exhibitions Manager, for a look at the new exhibition Clark Remix on Thursday, March 8. Admission to the 12:30 pm gallery talk is free. Purchase lunch in the courtyard before or after the talk.

In this special Looking at Lunchtime talk, Richardson will take visitors behind the scenes, discussing the exhibition’s salon-style hang, display history, the planning and installation process, and the exciting new technology that accompanies the exhibition.

Inspired by intimate sixteenth-century Kunstkammern (private displays of art) and visually dynamic nineteenth-century salon exhibitions, Clark Remix features surprising groupings of works from different periods and places hung in close proximity. Two new interactive programs, uCurate and uExplore, accompany the exhibition, offering visitors a unique opportunity to actively engage in the curatorial process and providing virtual access to the Clark’s collection.

Accessible at touch screens and computer kiosks in the galleries, uCurate invites users to choose from more than 250 works featured in Clark Remix to create their own virtual exhibitions in a 3D version of one of the Clark’s special exhibition galleries. The Clark’s curatorial team will regularly review the submissions and will select several for actual installation in one of the galleries. uExplore, which can be accessed on tablet computers in the galleries and on the Clark’s website, provides detailed information on each of the 400 works on view, along with related video or audio programs. Visitors can access both programs on their own personal devices through the Clark’s website, clarkart.edu/remix.

The Looking at Lunchtime series continues with talks on April 12 and May 10.

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 free through June 15. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

Calendar Listing

March 8: 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. Join Paul Richardson, Assistant Exhibitions Manager, for a look at the new exhibition Clark Remix on Thursday, March 8. Richardson will take visitors behind the scenes, discussing the exhibition’s salon-style hang, display history, the planning and installation process, and the exciting new technology that accompanies the exhibition. Admission to the 12:30 pm gallery talk is free. Purchase lunch in the courtyard before or after the talk. The Looking at Lunchtime series continues with talks on April 12 and May 10. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact: 
pr@clarkart.edu

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