Just In Time For Halloween: Masks And Masquerades On View At The Clark

For Immediate Release

October 20, 2004

Images of masks and masquerades will be on view at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute beginning Friday, October 29. A selection of thirteen prints and photographs will include works by Gustave Doré, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Max Beckman, and Edvard Munch.
All the works of art included are on the theme of masks. Subjects range from masked figures in street carnivals, operas, and balls, to masks that are part of the architecture in theaters and operas. Works such as Munch's Anxiety depict mask-like faces that emotions and the experience of uniformity and alienation in the modern city.

In addition works drawn from the extensive collection of the Clark, Masks and Masquerade features two prints by Beckman on loan from the estate of Julius S. Held.

Masks and Masquerades will be on view October 29, 2004 through January 9, 2005. The exhibition will be highlighted with a Halloween family program on Saturday, October 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free on October 30.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Beginning November 1, admission is free through May 31. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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