Last Chance to View Highly Acclaimed Exhibition, Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History

For Immediate Release

January 05, 2006

This fall’s innovative exhibition Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History, will continue through Monday, January 16 at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.  Offering a last chance to view this extremely popular exhibition, the Clark will be open on Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Admission is free through June.

Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History showcases 10 oil paintings, 11 watercolors, 17 drawings and etchings, and one photograph, as well as approximately 120 rarely seen wood engravings. Comprising almost 250 works by Homer, dating from 1857 to 1904, the Clark’s deep holdings provide a variety of distinctive perspectives on this important American artist.

Associated Press writer Adam Gorlick described the show as “a sweeping exhibit of Homer's works…showcasing the artist's diversity of subjects and the mediums illustrating them.”

Cate McQuaid in the Boston Globe wrote, “he [Sterling Clark] built a mighty Homer collection of impressive breadth, perhaps rivaling only that of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

In the largest showing from the Clark’s extensive Homer holdings in decades, the exhibition brings the full range of the Clark’s Homer collection to the public, including works on paper that, due to their light-sensitive nature, are only rarely on view.   The exhibit has brought record numbers of visitors to the Clark for an exhibit in the fall/winter months.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (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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