For Immediate Release
August 11, 2016

Williamstown, MA—The Clark Art Institute hosts “Landscape Histories of Stone Hill,” a special hike held in conjunction with the summer exhibition Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill on Saturday, August 27 at 10:30 am.
When Williamstown was settled in the mid-1700s as an outpost of Fort Massachusetts, Stone Hill was essentially the center of town. The original subdivision of the town delineated Stone Hill as a place for residences, farms, and woodlots, leaving a legacy reflected in the stone walls, fence lines, and hedgerows still visible today. This moderate hike, led by exhibition co-curator and Williams College Biology and Environmental Studies Professor Hank Art, explores Stone Hill and the impacts of human land uses over the past 250 years.

Meet at the entrance of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill at 10:30 am. Hikers should wear shoes appropriate for hiking on trails, which cover varied terrain. Free with paid admission.

Sensing Place and its accompanying programs are generously supported by Herbert A. Allen, Jr. The exhibition is open 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, 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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