‘Body and the Beat’ Event Coincides with Summer Exhibition

For Immediate Release
June 7, 2016
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Celebrate the arrival of summer and the special exhibition Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado at the Clark Art Institute on Monday, June 20 at 6 pm. Special after-hours admission to the galleries from 6–9 pm ($10; members free) is accompanied by a lively array of solstice festivities on the Fernández Terrace from 6:30–8:30 pm.
Drop by creative yoga sessions and drumming circles, purchase refreshments and small plates from Café 7, and more for an evening that honors the body and its rhythms—in nature and in art. Open to all ages. In the event of rain, the summer solstice celebration will be held in the lower lobby of the Clark Center.
Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado, co-organized by the Clark and the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, consists of twenty-eight Old Master paintings of the nude, twenty-four of which have never traveled to the United States. The exhibition examines the collecting of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century paintings of the nude at the Spanish court, reconsidering the significant role of the nude in European art. Splendor, Myth, and Vision is on view June 11–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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