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Four Fresh Additions to the Clark's Galleries on View Beginning March 17

For Immediate Release

March 14, 2006

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute received a generous three-year loan of paintings from a private European collection.  These works, Madonna with the Rose (1638) by Simon Vouet, Boy with a Roemer of Wine by Candlelight (1623) by Hendrik Terbrugghen, Saint Jerome (1630s) by Bernardo Strozzi, and Portrait of General d'Oyre (1799) by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, will be on view at the Clark beginning Friday, March 17. 

The paintings by Vouet, Terbrugghen, and Strozzi date to the 17th century, and the addition of these three Baroque paintings to the Clark’s galleries will enhance the display of a vital period of European painting. All three paintings reflect the wide-ranging impact of the groundbreaking style of Caravaggio.  The three artists spent time studying and painting in Rome in the early 17th century.  The Greuze portrait of General d'Oyre complements the Clark’s already rich holdings of late 18th and early 19th century French art, including works by Jacques-Louis David, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and Jean-Léon Gérôme. 

The paintings, on loan for a three-year period, were selected by Richard Rand, the Clark’s senior curator, in consultation with the owner who has periodically lent from his large collection to other museums with the intent of making these works available to the public. 

Beginning in May, each work of art will be explored in a "Looking at Lunchtime" gallery talk held on the second Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm.  Talks are free with gallery admission (admission is free through May).

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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