February 13, 2017
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Revel in the colorful beauty of Japan on Sunday, February 26 at 1:30 pm with a free screening of Equinox Flower (unrated, 1958; 1 hr 58 mins) at the Clark Art Institute. The film is the final part of the Clark’s series, “Colors of Japan: Cinematic Impressions,” which accompanies the Institute’s exhibition Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection. The exhibition is on view through April 2.
Equinox Flower director Yasujiro Ozu creates a film in which color—red in particular—is a prime character. A father deals with the marriage of his daughter, and of the confrontation of family and tradition with a changing society. The film is shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

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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