January 4, 2017
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Take a closer look at a special object in the Clark Art Institute’s collection during Looking and Lunching, a session of focused investigation and friendly discussion with fellow art lovers, on Thursday, January 19 at 12 pm in the Clark Center. Adele Rodbell, collector and donor of the Rodbell Family Collection of Japanese prints, invites visitors to take a closer look at Utagawa Hiroshige’s Plum Estate, Kameido from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, on view in the special exhibition Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection.
Tickets are $20 ($15 members) and include admission to the galleries, careful observation and informal discussion of the print, and lunch provided by Café 7. Menu choices include a grilled vegetable wrap or a BLT salad with avocado. Registration is required; reserve online at or call 413 458 0524. All ticket sales are non-refundable.
A century of Japanese color woodblock prints is represented in Japanese Impressions, on view through April 2. The exhibition features selections from a gift in 2014 of sixty-three woodblock prints dating from 1832–1971 from the Rodbell Family Collection.


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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