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Dive Into A Pond in the Forest at the Clark’s November 9 Looking at Lunchtime Gallery Talk

For Immediate Release

November 02, 2006

The recently acquired charcoal drawing entitled A Pond in the Forest by Constant Troyon is the subject of the next Looking at Lunchtime Talk at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. On Thursday, November 9 at 12:30 pm, Danielle Steinmann, assistant curator of education, will discuss this work and its history during a half hour gallery talk. This acquisition, along with 11 other recently donated works, is part of Works on Paper: A Selection of Recent Gifts on view through January 7, 2007. This talk is free.

Familiar to Clark visitors for his paintings such as The Gooseherd and Going to Market on a Misty Morning, Troyon was part of the Barbizon school, a group of mid-19th century landscape painters who influenced the Impressionists. This close examination of Troyon's A Pond in the Forest will reveal much about the artist's process and technique and explore why it fits so nicely into the Clark's collection of landscapes, from Claude Lorrain to Claude Monet.

Another new acquisition, The Annunciation by Luca Cambiaso, will be featured during the December 14 Looking at Lunchtime talk. The series is held the second Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm. Attendees may purchase food from the courtyard café or bring a bag lunch to enjoy before or after the gallery talk.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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