For Immediate Release
September 22, 2016
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The paintings in the Clark Art Institute’s special exhibition, Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado, belong to the era of Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, and Francisco de Quevedo, to name a few of the influential dramatists and writers of seventeenth-century Spain. On Tuesday, October 4 at 12:30 pm, Williams College Professor of Romance Languages Leyla Rouhi invites visitors to attend a ‘Looking at Lunchtime’ gallery talk to consider some of the fascinating intersections between text and image inspired by the world of the paintings.
The gallery talk, free with paid admission, will be held in the special exhibitions gallery on the lower level of the Clark Center. Splendor, Myth, and Vision is on view through October 10, 2016.

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, consisting of 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 Tuesday through Sunday, 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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