The Clark Goes Between the “Posts” with “Post-Impressionism to Post-Modernism” Fall Course Beginning September 6

For Immediate Release

August 30, 2006

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute ventures inside the “isms,” — Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Post-Modernism — during the “Post-Impressionism to Post-Modernism” fall course. In a series of four evening lectures held on the first Wednesdays of September, October, November, and December, a Clark staff member will introduce artistic movements beginning in the late 19th century through the present. Held in the auditorium at 5:30 pm, lectures are $6 per person ($4 per member) or $22 per person for the series ($15 per member for the series). No reservations are needed but those wishing to pre-register may call 413-458-0563.

Kicking off the series will be “Breaking the Mold: Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism” with curator of education Michael Cassin on Wednesday, September 6. From the Post-Impressionists Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Bonnard, and Seurat, to the Fauvist Matisse, to Picasso and the Cubist movement, learn the history of these influential artists and the movements they helped to define.

Other topics in the series will be “The Interpretation of Dreams: Dada, Surrealism, and the Unconscious” with assistant curator of education Danielle Steinmann on October 4. Cassin will lead the remaining lectures “Painting in the Abstract: Kandinsky to Abstract Expressionism” on November 1 and “Cambell’s Soup to Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Pop Art to Post-Modernism” on December 6.

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 June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit


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