Exhibition curator to discuss Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado

For Immediate Release
August 9, 2016

Williamstown, MA—An intimate evening pairs fine art with fine dining at the Clark Art Institute on Thursday, August 25. Private access to Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado, with a talk by exhibition co-curator Lara Yeager-Crasselt, begins at 6 pm in the Clark Center. A prix-fixe dinner in Café 7, served at communal tables and created by Executive Chef Dan Hardy, follows at 7 pm. Tickets are $75 ($70 members), which includes museum admission, dinner, tax, and gratuity (beverages extra). Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available upon advance request.

The menu includes tomato, cucumber, and romaine salad; roasted fingerling potatoes with lemon-chive smoked aioli; tortilla espanola; braised chicken and saffron rice with raisins and pine nuts; and warm bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream.

“Dinner and the Show” showcases the exceptional cuisine of Stephen Starr Events, a division of the acclaimed Starr Restaurant Group. Starr, the Clark's culinary partner, brings creative, innovative, and artful menus to Café 7 that feature locally sourced ingredients.

Space is limited; advance reservations are required. For more information, call 413 458 0524.

The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.  
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open daily, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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