April 6, 2018
Williamstown, Massachusetts—As the Clark Art Institute’s special exhibition Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection enters its final week on view, art lovers are offered a special opportunity for up-close observation of two of the works in the exhibition. On Thursday, April 19 at 12 pm, join Michael Hartman, curatorial intern and second year MA candidate, for a session of “Looking and Lunching,” a half-hour discussion in the galleries followed by continued discussion over lunch. Hartman discusses two works by German Romantic landscape artist Caspar David Friedrich in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery, located in the Manton Research Center.
This event is free with paid gallery admission. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal, or bring your own lunch. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Drawn to Greatness, featuring 150 exceptional drawings from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, is on view through Sunday, April 22.

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. 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 or call 413 458 2303.
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