Warm Up to Alfred Sisley’s Landscape: Snow Scene at the Clark January 11

For Immediate Release

December 27, 2006

The painting Landscape: Snow Scene, by French Impressionist Alfred Sisley, is the subject of the next Looking at Lunchtime Talk at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. On Thursday, January 11 at 12:30 pm, Michael Cassin, curator of education, will discuss this winter scene and its history during a half hour gallery talk.  This talk is free.

Sisley and many of the artists associated with Impressionism were attracted to snow scenes as winter weather conditions allowed the painters to explore a different range of tones and a different palette of colors.  Sisley painted Landscape: Snow Scene in the winter of 1891 and with its soft pinks and delicate blues, the painting is a perfect evocation of the season. 

The series continues with Kathleen Morris, director of exhibitions and collections and curator of decorative arts, examining the recently acquired sculpture Bust of Louis XV on February 8. The talks take place at 12:30 pm on the second Thursday of every month.  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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