Filmmaker to Introduce his Documentary Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude on June 29 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

June 18, 2007

Filmmaker Steve Ross will introduce his 2007 documentary Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude on Friday, June 29 at 7:30 pm at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. This special cinematic event concludes the summer film series “Documenting Artists: Portraits in Film” of feature-length documentaries offering distinctive film portraits of important artists from different times and places. Admission to Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude (2007, 105 minutes) is free.

Works and scholars from the Clark, including Marc Simpson, Curator of American Art, feature prominently in the film’s telling of Homer’s life story, from the sociability of his early engravings for Harper’s Weekly to his solitary eminence at Prout’s Neck, Maine, portraying a genuine American original. Ross will introduce his new film and answer questions from the audience.

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 June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and under, 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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