April 9, 2018
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute presents Matisse, a film by Exhibition on Screen, on Saturday, April 21 at 3 pm. Tickets are $12 ($10 for Clark members) and may be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 413 458 0524. The film will be shown in the Clark’s auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. Run time is 1 hour, 25 minutes.
With exclusive footage from Tate Modern, London and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Matisse celebrates the giant of modern art on the big screen. Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this blockbuster exhibition, hailed as the most successful in Tate Modern’s history. The film includes expert contributions from those who knew Matisse as well as curators, historians, Tate Modern Director Nicholas Serota, and MoMA Director Glenn Lowry. Also featured are breathtaking, specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young narrates.
“The way the film captured Matisse at work, bringing his artistry to life—including resonant readings from Simon Russell Beale—was genuinely inspiring.” —Apollo magazine

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 Institute’s library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark, which also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide.
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.
Press contact:
[email protected]