For Immediate Release
January 19, 2016
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Escape the winter doldrums with free screenings of three movies set in sunny locales during the Clark Art Institute’s “Midwinter Movie Madness” series on Saturdays, February 6, 13, and 20. All films will be shown at 2:30 pm in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.

Kicking off the sun-drenched series on Saturday, February 6 is Mamma Mia! (PG-13, 108 min), the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father on a beautiful Greek island, accompanied by hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA. On Saturday, February 13, bring the whole family to the smash animated hit Rio (G, 96 min). When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams. Wrapping up the series on Saturday, February 20 is a free screening of Nim’s Island (PG, 96 min). A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father; when trouble brews, she communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

For more information on events happening at the Clark, visit clarkart.edu/events.


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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