The first exhibition to unite masterpieces from the remarkable collections of Sterling Clark and Stephen Clark will be presented at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from June 4 to September 4, 2006. Featuring over 70 paintings, The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings will examine the brothers' collecting and explore their relationship, their rivalry, and the influential but ultimately divergent roles they came to play in the arts in the United States.
Among the highlights in the exhibition are a number of iconic works from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including Van Gogh's The Night Café (Le Café de Nuit) (1888, Yale University Art Gallery) from Stephen's collection, and Renoir's At the Concert (1881) from Sterling's collection, as well as a number of rarely exhibited works from private collections.
A full schedule of exhibition-related programs includes a gala opening on June 3, a Clark Brothers Lawn Party Family Day on July 30, and a collaborative program with the Williamstown Theatre Festival on August 21 that celebrates Francine Clark's involvement as an actress at the Comedie Franciaise.
The exhibition was organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Clark Brothers Press Release (PDF, 81 kb)
Clark Brothers Sample Images (PDF, 140 kb)