The Clark Presents a Weekend of Free Events in Celebration of the Newly Cleaned Nymphs and Satyr

For Immediate Release

March 05, 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—One of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s most beloved paintings, William Bouguereau's Nymphs and Satyr, has just been cleaned by Tom Branchick, Director of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC), and will be on view for a short time only at the Clark’s Stone Hill Center. In honor of the newly cleaned Bouguereau, the Clark presents a weekend of free events, including three gallery talks and a special lecture by artist Graydon Parrish.

Be the first to see the newly cleaned Nymphs and Satyr on view in the Stone Hill Center galleries and accompanied by three free talks. On Saturday, March 10, Tom Branchick, Director of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, will take visitors behind the scenes of the restoration process in a talk at 1:00 pm. On Sunday, March 11, join Richard Rand, the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator and Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, for a talk at 11:00 am, and Sarah Lees, Associate Curator of European Art at 1:00 pm.

In a special free lecture, artist Graydon Parrish will take an in-depth look at Nymphs and Satyr on Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 pm in the Clark’s auditorium. Parrish, who specializes in contemporary figuration and the revival of historic painting practices, will outline each stage of the painter’s art, from pencil to presentation, in relation to Bouguereau’s technique—specifically how he created Nymphs and Satyr. Few artists have become as synonymous with technique as William Bouguereau; Parrish will explore how the artist’s reputation among living painters will bring into focus new ideas on technique and communication in the art landscape today. Parrish received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art and his BA from Amherst College. His own work is found in the New Britain Museum of Art, the Mead Art Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the Austin Museum of Art. He has presented lectures at these institutions as well as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Joseloff Galley at the University of Hartford. He also teaches advanced color theory at the Grand Central Academy of Art.

The conservation of Bouguereau’s Nymphs and Satyr has been funded by a generous grant from the Parnassus Foundation, courtesy of Jane and Raphael Bernstein.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free through June 15. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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March 10–11—One of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s most beloved paintings, William Bouguereau's Nymphs and Satyr, has just been cleaned by Tom Branchick, Director of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC), and will be on view for a short time only at the Clark’s Stone Hill Center. In honor of the newly cleaned Bouguereau, the Clark presents a weekend of free events, including three gallery talks and a special lecture by artist Graydon Parrish. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

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