Feed Your Hunger for Art During Looking at Lunchtime Talk on July 12 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

July 10, 2007

Van Gogh, Renoir, and Millet will be the focus of the next Looking at Lunchtime Gallery Talk at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Thursday, July 12 at 12:30 pm. Senior curator Richard Rand and curator of education Michael Cassin will discuss the fascinating dialogue these works of art share and feed your hunger for art. This talk, featuring art on exhibit as part of Dutch Dialogues, is free with gallery admission.

Dutch Dialogues features works of art linked by a unique “dialogue” allowing visitors to compare masterpieces by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh to works in the Clark’s collection. Van Gogh meets Renoir when their striking self-portraits are displayed side by side in the galleries. Exhibiting the Clark-owned Renoir next to Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait (Vincent Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam) underscores the shared stylistic and psychological relationships between the two artists. The Clark’s pastel by Jean-François Millet titled The Sower is joined with Van Gogh’s Sower (after Millet) (Vincent Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam). Millet’s depictions of field laborers left an indelible impression on the artistic imagination of Van Gogh who returned to the motif repeatedly in later years.

Looking at Lunchtime 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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