January 10, 2017

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute, in conjunction with Pastor Mark Longhurst of the First Congregational Church of Williamstown, presents a StorySLAM on Friday, January 27 at 7 pm. The event, free and open to the public, celebrates the gift of sixty-three woodblock prints to the Clark by long-time volunteer Adele Rodbell; the prints are now on view in the exhibition Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Collection. Reservations are required. To reserve, visit or call 413 458 0524.
Members of the Williamstown community and beyond are invited to hear and tell stories that center around the topic of a gift. Storytellers will relate tales of gifts that were life-changing, enriching, surprising, shocking, or delightful. On the evening of the event, names of those interested in sharing stories will be chosen at random, and those selected tell a five-minute story. A panel of judges provides feedback and awards prizes.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


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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