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James Marrow to Speak on Dutch Painting April 18 and 19

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2001

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA, (April 13, 2001) - James Marrow will deliver a two-lecture series entitled "Pictorial Invention in Netherlandish Painting of the Late Middle Ages: Case Studies in the Shape of Meaning" at the Clark Art Institute. The series, co-sponsored by the Clark and the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, is an annual program in honor of noted art historian Dr. Julius S. Held of Bennington, VT. On Wednesday, April 18, Marrow will give the lecture "The Shape of Meaning in Two Illustrated Dutch Manuscripts of the Turn of the 15th Century." His topic on Thursday, April 19, will be "Illusion and Meaning in the Art of Jan van Eyck. Both lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. A reception will follow the April 18 talk.

Marrow is professor emeritus of art history at Princeton University and honorary keeper of manuscripts and rare books at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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