January 3, 2017
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Kristen Oehlrich, assistant director of the Clark Art Institute's Research and Academic Program, presents a gallery talk titled “Counternarratives of Photography” on Tuesday, January 17 at 2 pm in the Manton Research Center. The talk focuses on the work of female photographers Julia Margaret Cameron, Anna Atkins, and Gertrude Käsebier, whose work is featured in the special exhibition Photography and Discovery. The gallery talk is free with paid admission.
Photography and Discovery, on view through February 5, is the first extensive exhibition of the Clark’s collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photography.


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 270,000 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 or call 413 458 2303.
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