FIDDLE CHAMPION TO PLAY FREE CONCERT AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

July 5, 2018
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute’s series of free summer concerts continues with Kimber Ludiker and Friends on Tuesday, July 17 at 6 pm. The concert will be held outdoors on the lawn. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic meals. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.

Born of fiddle-playing parents in Spokane, Washington, Ludiker is a fifth-generation fiddle player who started learning on the lap of her grandfather at age three. With eleven combined family National Fiddle Championships, she holds three herself. In 2009, Ludiker founded all-female bluegrass/Americana string band Della Mae. They were IBMA’s Emerging Artists of the Year in 2013, GRAMMY Nominees in 2014 for their debut album on Rounder Records, and named by Rolling Stone as one of ten bands to watch. They have traveled with the US Department of State to fifteen countries, spreading peace and understanding through music.

Ludiker’s new musical group, Ms. Adventure (born from one of these State Department trips), is releasing a new album this summer.

ABOUT THE CLARK

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, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; Bank of America Museums on Us; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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