Sunday, February 3, 2013
“Art Slam” is a light-hearted look at the behind-the-scenes work that went into preparing the first comprehensive documentation of all 374 works in its European paintings collection. The free, hour-long program mixes facts and fun as participants discover what it took to create this comprehensive look at one of the most significant holdings of the Clark’s collection.
Sarah Lees, the Clark’s associate curator of European art who spearheaded the ambitious project, will be joined by several of the contributors to the catalogue as they reveal some of the interesting insights and new discoveries that were made during preparation of the two-volume publication. The program includes conversations, games and quizzes, and plenty of opportunities for audience participation. Prizes will be offered during several portions of the event, and light refreshments will be served.
Published on the 100th anniversary of Sterling Clark's first purchase of a European painting, Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is the result of more than twelve years of research and writing. The 1,008-page work is handsomely presented in a slipcase that contains the two-volume book set. While it normally retails at $350, Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will be offered to Art Slam attendees at a discounted one-day-only rate of $250 ($225 for Clark members).