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The Clark to Remain Open on Monday, September 10

For Immediate Release

September 04, 2007

The overwhelming success of the exhibition The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings has prompted the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute to remain open on Monday, September 10, a day the museum would normally be closed. From 10 am to 5 pm, enjoy Claude Monet’s work as a youthful caricaturist, masterful draftsman, and skilled pastel artist. Hailed as “marvelous and commendable” by Benjamin Genocchio of the New York Times and “a visual picnic on a summer day” by Williard Spiegelman of the Wall Street Journal, The Unknown Monet closes on Sunday, September 16. The Clark is the last venue for this exhibition, which has seen a record number of visitors throughout the summer.

The Unknown Monet includes many fragile and rarely seen works on paper. Several of these pastels and drawings belong to private collectors and might never again be publicly displayed. In order to allow last minute experiences with these great works, the galleries will remain open until 7 pm on Sunday, September 16.

The Unknown Monet is organized by the Clark in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, London. It is curated by James A. Ganz, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and Richard Kendall, curator at large, both at the Clark. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Lead sponsorship is provided by Bank of America. Additional support is provided by Faber-Castell.

After September 10, the Clark’s galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm through June.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are open daily July 1 to September 16, 10 am to 5 pm (closed Mondays September 17 through June). 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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