February 10, 2017
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute presents a free screening of From Up On Poppy Hill (PG, 2011; 1 hr 30 mins) on Wednesday, February 22 at 6 pm as part of its Anime Wednesdays series. The film will be shown in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
Goro Miyazaki’s post-war film explores a friendship between high-school students Umi and Shun, who are looking to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics—but a buried secret from their past threatens to pull them apart. The film, called “visual magic” by The New York Times, won the 2012 Award of the Japanese Academy for Best Animation Film and the 2012 Tokyo Animation Award for Best Anime of the Year, among other awards.
Anime Wednesdays celebrates the contemporary art form of Japanese animation. Films are from Studio Ghibli, a leading Japanese animation film studio. The final installment in the series is Only Yesterday on March 1. Visit clarkart.edu for more details.


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 clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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