Family Day at the Clark Celebrates New
Family-Friendly Exhibitions

For Immediate Release

October 30, 2012

First Kidpace Exhibition Opens at Stone Hill Center;
Giselle’s Remix Features 11-Year-Old Curator

Williamstown, MA—Flying raptors, interactive family music, and animal-related art making activities are just a few of the projects on tap for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s free Family Day on Saturday, November 17 from noon until 5 pm.

Family Day celebrates the opening of two family-friendly exhibitions: Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My!, the first Kidspace exhibition presented at the Clark, and Giselle’s Remix: a uCurate exhibition, guest-curated by 11-year-old Giselle Ciulla. The exhibitions will be open from 10 am–5 pm. Hot and cold cider and hotdogs will be available for purchase at Stone Hill Center. Admission to the museum and all Family Day activities is free.

The day’s activities include:

  • Family-oriented art-making projects, including lion-faced pillows, safari magnets, hidden animal collages, jungle tattoos, and games and puzzles. (Noon–4 pm)
  • All About Big Cats!, an educational presentation by Teralyn LaChance, assistant education director of The Zoo in Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts. (12:30 and 2:30 pm)
  • Lion Tales, an audience participation performance by “Tales ’n Tunes,” a musical storytelling duo. The show combines folk music and story-telling. (1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm)
  • Stories and information on the ancient sport of falconry presented by expert Chris Davis. (1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm)
  • The Mystery of Cougars in New England, a talk by Robert Tougias, wildlife author and member of the Cougar Rewilding Foundation. (1:30 and 3:30 pm)
  • A discussion with the newest guest curator at the Clark, Giselle Ciulla, hosted by the leaders of the Clark’s curatorial team, Richard Rand and Kathy Morris. The trio will talk about Giselle’s experiences creating the uCurate exhibition, Giselle’s Remix. A question-and-answer session will follow. (4–4:30 pm)
  • A complimentary reception saluting the opening of Giselle’s Remix. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the curatorial team. Light refreshments will be served. (4:30–5:00 pm)

The Williams College men’s lacrosse team will be on hand to help coordinate the day’s events. This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.

About the Exhibitions

Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My! is the first Kidspace exhibition presented at the Clark.  On view in the Stone Hill Center galleries, the show explores the concept of curiosity in a variety of ways, utilizing Peter Paul Rubens’s monumental painting Lion and Tiger Hunting as inspiration for this journey of discovery. The interactive exhibition utilizes video, hands-on activities, taxidermy, and innovative displays to create a fun and exciting learning environment for kids of all ages. The exhibition is on view through March 31, 2013.

Giselle’s Remix: A uCurate Exhibition, is on view through January 20, 2013. After reviewing nearly 1,000 uCurate submissions, the Clark’s curatorial team chose the entry from 11-year-old Giselle Ciulla as the first uCurate exhibition to be installed in the Clark’s galleries. The Clark’s team was impressed with the ways in which her unique perspective evokes feelings and emotions that belie her youth. Giselle’s Remix is a fresh look at some of the Clark’s most favored works including those by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frederic Remington, Edgar Degas, and Giovanni Boldini.

About 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. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’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 daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

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Press contact:

Amanda Powers

apowers@clarkart.edu

413 458 0471

 

Calendar Listing
Family Day

November 17, 2012

12:00-5:00 pm

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will hold Family Day on Saturday, November 17 from noon until 5 pm. Admission is free. Activities include gallery talks, educational presentations on raptors and big cats, interactive family music, and several art-making projects. Family Day coincides with the grand opening of two exhibitions: Kidspace: Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My! and Giselle’s Remix: A uCurate Exhibition. A reception celebrating the Giselle’s Remix exhibition will be held from 4:30-5:00 pm.

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