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Cassin Leads Free Lecture on the Art of Tudor England December 27 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

December 13, 2007

The court of Henry VIII was a place of intrigue, gossip, and scandal, but it was also a center of intellectual debate and high culture. In anticipation of the release of a film adaptation of the novel The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute's Michael Cassin will look at the art of Tudor England on Thursday, December 27. This illustrated lecture is free and held at 5:30 pm.

The Tudor court was a place where characters like Anne Boleyn and Sir Thomas More experienced spectacular good fortune and devastating falls from favor. Cassin, director of the Center for Education in the Visual Arts, will discuss paintings by artists such as Hans Holbein and Nicholas Hilliardproduced during this exciting period of British history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (open 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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