June 21, 2018
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute invites the public for weekly half-hour talks in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, which houses the Institute’s collection of more than 6,000 prints, drawings, and photographs. Beginning Monday, July 9 at 1 pm, the free talks explore a selection of rarely exhibited works on paper with a member of the curatorial department. The talks continue through Monday, August 27. 

Kicking off the series on July 9 is “Working on Paper in Nineteenth-century France” with curatorial intern Nora Rosengarten, who takes an in-depth look at works by women artists. Inspired by the special exhibition Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900, the talk explores prints and drawings by Mary Cassatt, Rosa Bonheur, Berthe Morisot, Suzanne Valadon, Louise Breslau, and K├Ąthe Kollwitz to consider the unique position of women artists working in late nineteenth-century Paris.

Future talks include:
July 16: “German Expressionist Printmakers” with curatorial intern Nora Rosengarten
July 23: “William Hogarth’s Industry and Idleness with curatorial intern Michael Hartman
July 30: “All Roads Lead to Rome” with curatorial intern Kathryn Griffith
August 6: “Early Italian Prints and Drawings” with curatorial intern Kathryn Griffith
August 13: “Reflecting on Water in Art” with curatorial assistant Kristie Couser
August 20: “Picturing Paris” with curatorial assistant Kristie Couser
August 27: “Whistler and His Followers in Venice” with curatorial assistant Regina Noto

Talks are limited to twenty visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors should enter through the Manton Research Center. For more information, visit


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. 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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