August 2004 Calendar Listings
For Immediate Release
July 15, 2004
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA
Hours Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Labor Day)
Open July 4 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission $10 adults (members, students w/ID, 18 and under free)
Press Contact: Sherrill Ingalls, 413-458-2303, ext. 388
"Bonjour Monsieur Courbet: The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier
Through September 6, 2004
Masterpieces by Gustave Courbet, Eugène Delacroix, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Camille Corot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Alexandre Cabanel, and others are featured in this exhibition. 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). In his day, Bruyas was one of the foremost collectors of contemporary art in France. His desire to showcase the best French painting led him to friendships with renowned artists, and he collected both traditional and what was then avant-garde art. 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).
PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Friday, August 6
(1994, 111 minutes, French with subtitles)
Saturday, August 7
"Masterpiece in Focus: Master Drawings from the Bruyas Collection"
James A. Ganz, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Thursday, August 12
Looking at Lunchtime
Fellah Women Drawing Water by Jean-Léon Gérôme
Sarah Lees, Assistant Curator of Paintings
Friday, August 13
(1998, 134 minutes)
Saturday, August 14
"The Hidden Spanishness of French Romanticism: Delacroix and Courbet"
Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Curator of Nineteenth-Century European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Friday, August 20
(1995, 174 minutes, French with subtitles)
Saturday, August 21
"Bruyas, Paris, and Montpellier: Artistic Center and Periphery"
Ting Chang, Assistant Professor of Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University, Montréal
Friday, August 27
(1956, 121 minutes, French with subtitles)
Saturday, August 28
"Masterpiece in Focus: Gustave Courbet's The Bathers"
Mark Ledbury, Associate Director of the Research and Academic Program