Members Gallery Talk: Backstories

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
9:30 am

Join Curatorial Assistant Laurel Garber for a gallery talk about the exhibition Backstories.

More than thirty masterworks from the Clark’s permanent collection will be displayed on pedestals so that viewers can walk around them. Seen this way, the works of art tell their little-known “backstories” and reveal the ways they were made, the way they have been cared for by collectors, and the many changes they have survived.

The exhibition will include a variety of objects from more than five centuries, including works by Hans Memling, Peter Paul Rubens, and Winslow Homer; a silver milk jug once prized by Benjamin Franklin; and propagandistic porcelain from the Russian Revolution.

This event is free. Space is limited; reservations are required. Register online or call 413 458 0524.