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Free Father’s Day Event at the Clark June 17

For Immediate Release

June 12, 2007

In addition to being a famous painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was also the father of three sons, one of whom, the film director Jean Renoir, wrote an affectionate and entertaining memoir of his father: Renoir, Mon Père. To celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s curator of education Michael Cassin will look at the life and work of Renoir the painter from the point of view of Renoir the writer and director. Cassin’s entertaining presentation will include a reading from the book Renoir, Mon Père. Admission to this event held in the auditorium at 2 pm is free.

A visit to the Clark is a rewarding family experience with 140 acres of scenic meadows and hiking trails providing ample opportunities for children to run and play, have a quiet picnic lunch, or spot the many birds inhabiting the area. The Clark’s grounds are open to the public free of charge. Food is available for purchase. Picnic tables and benches dot the property. Free admission to the galleries is always offered to children 18 and under and students with valid ID.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown. 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 $12.50 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 www.clarkart.edu.

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