Delacroix's Women of Algiers Highlighted in Free Lecture July 17

For Immediate Release

July 08, 2004

Mark Ledbury will discuss Eugène Delacroix's famous painting Women of Algiers in Their Apartment on Saturday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at the Clark.  The painting is featured in the Clark's summer exhibition "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!": The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier. Ledbury is associate director of the Research and Academic Program at the Clark. The lecture, part of the series "Masterpieces in Focus," is free and open to the public. The Clark offers a free public program at 2 p.m. every Saturday this summer.

 "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!" is on view June 27 through September 6. The show features masterpieces by Gustave Courbet, Eugène Delacroix, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Camille Corot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Alexandre Cabanel, and others. The show highlights some of the most influential images of 19th-century French painting, including the famous title painting by Courbet. The 45 paintings, 20 drawings, and five sculptures, many of which have rarely been seen in the United States, are all drawn from the collection of Alfred Bruyas (1821-1876). Bruyas was one of the foremost collectors of art of his day in France.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery admission is $10 (members, students, and 18 and under free). For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit


The exhibition is organized by the Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, and the Clark, with the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, under the auspices of FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange). This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.



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