The Female Element of the Impressionist Movement Explored during "The Singular Life of Berthe Morisot" March 16 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

February 23, 2006

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s “Artist Café” series, celebrating the lives of famous artists, continues on Thursday, March 16.  The evenings feature an informal talk by assistant curator of education Danielle Steinmann, a different signature drink inspired by the artist’s birthplace, and a cash bar and light snacks.  The admission price includes one drink. Held from 6 to 8 pm, the evening also includes social time and gallery viewing.  Tickets are $15 per talk ($12 for members) and may be reserved by calling the Clark box office at 413-458-0524 or purchased at the door.

March 16 features “The Singular Life of Berthe Morisot.”  In this installment of the series, get the scoop on the unique life of this founding member of the Impressionist movement.  Against odds, Morisot was able to become a professional painter without compromising her position in society.  Instead, she used her talents to illustrate her world, one that her male counterparts could not have entered. Get to know Morisot during the lecture and visit the galleries to view two of her works and works by other Impressionists such as Renoir, Monet, and Pissarro.

Concluding the series will be “The Atmospheric Life of Claude Monet” on Thursday, 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



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