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    Gallery Talks

    "Desert Island" Lectures on "painting quickly and painting slowly"
    Thursdays, June 7 through August 30, 12:30 pm

    This summer, the Clark's popular lunchtime lecture series "Desert Island Pictures" will reflect the themes of "painting quickly and painting slowly," in honor of the exhibition Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890. Every Thursday, Clark curators and Williams College art faculty will discuss works in the Clark collection that they would take with them if "stranded on a desert island." Some will examine works that, like the paintings in Impression, were painted in a short period of time, while others will take the opposite approach and focus on the highly finished paintings of the Old Masters. Visitors may purchase lunch in the Clark Café or bring a bag lunch to eat before or after each half-hour talk.

    June 7: Dismounted: The Fourth Trooper Moving the Led Horses by Frederic Remington
    Brian Allen, Director of Curatorial Administration

    June 14: The Warrior by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
    Richard Rand, Senior Curator and Curator of Paintings and Sculpture

    June 21: Boulevard Clichy, Effect of Winter Sunlight by Camille Pissarro
    James A. Ganz, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

    June 28: Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist by Botticelli
    Alexis Goodin, Assistant Curator

    July 5: The Bath by Berthe Morisot
    Carolyn Halprin-Healy, independent museum educator

    July 12: Nymphs and Satyr by William Bouguereau
    Sarah Lees, Research Associate

    July 19: The Bay of Naples by Pierre-August Renoir
    Richard Rand, Senior Curator and Curator of Paintings and Sculpture

    July 26: Two works by George Inness
    Charles Palermo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Williams College

    August 2: Eastern Point and West Point, Prout's Neck by Winslow Homer
    Brian Allen, Director of Curatorial Administration

    August 9: A Venetian Interior by John Singer Sargent
    Marc Simpson, Associate Director of the Clark/Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art

    August 16: Virgin and Child with Saints by Ugolino da Siena
    Michael Cassin, Curator of Education

    August 23: Sleeping Girl with a Cat by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    Adam Greenhalgh, Curatorial Assistant

    August 30: Sepulcrum Christi by Perugino
    Michael Cassin, Curator of Education

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    Vincent van Gogh, Entrance to a Quarry
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    Vincent van Gogh
    Entrance to a Quarry, 1889

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