April 4, 2017 

Williamstown, Massachusetts—In conjunction with the special exhibition Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500–1650, the Clark Art Institute invites people of all ages to attend North/South Drawing Day on Wednesday, April 19 from 1–4 pm. Pick up a complimentary sketchpad for drawing in the galleries, self portrait studio, or figure drawing workshop. Learn more about the art of drawing and enjoy works by some of the Renaissance’s most famous artists whose works are on view in Looking North and South.
Drawing activities are free. Complimentary gallery admission will be provided for an adult accompanying a child. Admission for children and members is always free.
Looking North and South explores the character of artistic exchange among artists working in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. The exhibition considers how artists responded to the works of their contemporaries, revealing intersections and divergences in artistic production, thought, and tradition. Included in the exhibition are works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt von Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Giorgio Vasari, Pier Francesco Mola, and Guercino.
This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.
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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