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Find Out About Your Work of Art May 26 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

May 07, 2007

Want to know more about that painting, print, or piece of sculpture in your home? Discover how to find out more about “mystery” art objects at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute during “Find Out About Your Work of Art” on Saturday, May 26 from 9:30 am to noon. Bring one painting, print, piece of silver or sculpture, or other art object to the Clark library and spend a morning working with librarians, curators, and conservators to learn how to find answers to your questions about the work. Registration is required as seating is limited. For more information or to make a reservation, call 413-458-0532 or email library@clarkart.edu. When registering, please describe your work of art.

Staff members from the Clark and the Williamstown Art Conservation Center will demonstrate how they examine objects for clues and then will help you learn how to use the Clark’s library’s books and databases to research questions about your object’s creator(s), date, value, and how to care for it. At the end of the morning, participants will have the opportunity to talk about what they have learned about their objects. Attendees will be given a bibliography of library resources that will enable them to do further research on their own in any major art or research library.

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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