Ting Chang to Speak at the Clark August 21

For Immediate Release

August 10, 2004

Ting Chang, assistant professor at McGill University in Montreal, will speak at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Saturday, August 21, at 2 p.m. Her topic is "Bruyas, Paris, and Montpellier: Artistic Center and Periphery." Chang contributed an essay of the same name to the catalogue for the Clark's current exhibition, "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!": The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier. Admission to the lecture is free.

Chang has taught in the department of art history and communication studies at McGill University since 1999. She recently completed a Getty Scholarship at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D from the University of Sussex, England. Chang has written articles for such journals as Oxford Art Journal and The Burlington Magazine. She has received grants and fellowships from such institutions as the Research Council of Canada and the College Art Association.

"Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!" is on view June 27 through September 6. The show features masterpieces by Gustave Courbet, 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 www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/bruyas/.

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