Popular "Artist Café" Evening Series Returns to the Clark

For Immediate Release

January 03, 2006

Back by popular demand, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s “Artist Café” series returns this winter featuring four unique evenings January through April.  The lives of artists Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, and Claude Monet will be celebrated with informal talks by assistant curator of education Danielle Steinmann. Different signature drinks inspired by the artists’ birthplaces will be available along with a cash bar and light snacks.  Held from 6 to 8 pm, the evening also includes social time and admission to the galleries.  Tickets are $15 per talk ($12 for members) or $55 for the series ($40 for members) and may be reserved by calling the Clark box office at 413-458-0524 or purchased at the door.

The series begins with “The Sensuous Life of Pierre-Auguste Renoir” on Thursday, January 19.  Get “the scoop” on this well-known Impressionist artist and visit the galleries to view the Clark’s remarkable collection of his works in the permanent collection.

Continuing the series held on the third Thursday of the month will be “The Radical Life of Camille Pissarro” on February 16, “The Singular Life of Berthe Morisot” on March 16, and “The Atmospheric Life of Claude Monet” on April 20.

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 younger, members, and students with valid ID.  For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.




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