January 17, 2017

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The free film series “Colors of Japan: Cinematic Impressions” continues at the Clark Art Institute with a screening of Gate of Hell on Sunday, January 29 at 1:30 pm in the auditorium. Winner of Academy Awards for best foreign film and best costume design, Gate of Hell (PG-13, 1953; 1 hr 30 mins) portrays the passion of a twelfth-century imperial warrior for a married lady-in-waiting. Teinosuke Kinugasa directs.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection, on view through April 2, the film series celebrates the colorful beauty of Japan. All films are in Japanese with English subtitles. Additional films in the series include Kwaidan (February 5) and Equinox Flower (February 26).


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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