January 9, 2017
Williamstown, Massachusetts—“Colors of Japan: Cinematic Impressions,” a free Sunday afternoon film series at the Clark Art Institute, begins Sunday, January 22 at 1:30 pm with The Makioka Sisters. Celebrating the colorful beauty of Japan and presented in conjunction with the Clark’s Japanese Impressions exhibition, the films will be shown in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. All films are in Japanese with English subtitles.
The Makioka Sisters (unrated, 1983; 2 hrs 20 mins) is Kon Ichikawa’s lyrical adaptation of Junichiro Tanizaki’s novel, which follows four sisters through the cycle of seasons in the late 1930s. The graceful study of changing times and fading customs is rendered in vivid and evocative color.
The series continues with Gate of Hell on January 29, Kwaidan on February 5, and Equinox Flower on February 26. For more information, visit
Japanese Impressions is on view through April 2, 2017. Films are free, but those wishing to visit the galleries will be charged admission. The Clark is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Adult admission is $20; members and children under 18 are always free.


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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