Explore Homer's "Two Guides" at the Clark's Looking at Lunchtime Talk

For Immediate Release

December 07, 2012

Williamstown, MA—On the second Thursday of each month, visitors to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute are invited to join staff members for a “Looking at Lunchtime” talk about some of their personal favorite works in the collection. Viktorya Vilk, collections interpretation project manager, will discuss Winslow Homer’s painting Two Guides on Thursday, December 13 at 12:30 pm. Admission to the gallery talk is free. Visitors may purchase lunch from the courtyard café before or after the talk.

Winslow Homer was one of Robert Sterling Clark’s favorite painters. Clark purchased Two Guides in 1916, marking the beginning of what would become an important collection of works by the artist. In this painting, two men stand in a richly colored autumn landscape, silhouetted by mountains. Both were well-known wilderness guides in the Adirondacks. Their axes and the felled tree nearby suggest they may have been clearing trails for hikers and hunters. The older man draws the younger man’s attention to something in the distance, leaving us to imagine what they see.

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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Looking at Lunchtime

December 13, 2012

12:30 pm

Williamstown, MA— Viktorya Vilk, collections interpretation project manager at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, will discuss Winslow Homer’s painting Two Guides on Thursday, December 13 at 12:30 pm. Admission to the gallery talk is free.

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