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Williams Students Invited to “By Request” Gallery Talk at the Clark January 5

For Immediate Release

December 21, 2006

A gallery talk series exclusively for Williams College students continues on Friday, January 5 at 3 pm, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. This series is truly “by request” as students select works of art to be highlighted by a member of the Clark’s curatorial department. First timers and returning guests are welcome. The series continues on Friday, February 2. Admission is free.

Williams students will explore works in the Clark collection that now comprises some 8,000 objects, including 495 paintings, significant holdings of decorative arts and works on paper, and a collection of about 500 photographs. The Clark’s permanent collection is extraordinarily rich in 19th-century French art, with more than 30 paintings by Renoir and works by Monet, Degas, and Pissarro. In addition to the Impressionist holdings, the collection includes exceptional European and Old Master paintings as well as an important group of American paintings by Sargent, Homer, Cassatt, and Remington. Other highlights include sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, as well as English silver.

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 $12.50 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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