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Buff Up On American Silver During Next Clark Looking At Lunchtime Gallery Talk November 10

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2005

The next Looking at Lunchtime Gallery Talk at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will be held Thursday, November 10 at 12:30 pm. Danielle Steinmann, the Clark’s assistant curator of education, will discuss American silver during a half hour gallery talk. The talk and gallery admission are free.

Steinmann’s talk will offer an in-depth look at selections from the Clark's collection of American silver, from a colonial-era children's toy to a sugar bowl made by Paul Revere.

The Clark is also home to a significant collection of American silver from the collection of the late Henry Morris Burrows and his wife Elizabeth H. Burrows. Acquired in 2000, the Burrows collection consists of a wide range of American silver from the Colonial and Federal periods. This important collection of silver now includes 360 works. The Burrows collection encompasses a wide variety of forms, including dining, drinking, church, and presentation pieces, ranging in date from 1652 to 1899. All three major centers of American silver production—Boston, Philadelphia, and New York—are represented, as are a number of provincial areas including Marblehead, MA, and Baltimore, MD.

The Looking at Lunchtime series is held the second Thursday of every month featuring a curator or special guest highlighting a work of art or collection at the Clark. Attendees are welcomed to purchase food from the courtyard cafe or bring a bag lunch.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August.) Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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