For Immediate Release
December 10, 2019
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Voyage through the timeless masterpieces of the genius of one of the founders of Impressionism, Claude Monet, through the film Water Lilies of Monet. The film will be screened in the Clark’s auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center, on Saturday, December 28, at 2 pm.
An art-world disruptor at the turn of the twentieth century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized the art of his time. The film takes viewers on in-depth, exclusive tours led by Monet scholars of the museums that house the largest collections of the prolific artist’s paintings of lilies, including the Musée Marmottan Monet, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Musée de l’Orangerie and its world-famous panels. The film also takes viewers to Giverny, France, the site of Monet’s house and gardens and the source of inspiration for his fascination with painting the water lilies in his pond.
Run time is 80 minutes. Tickets are $12.50 ($10 for members) and may be purchased in advance or at the door. All ticket sales are nonrefundable. Learn more at or by calling 413 458 0524.
The next film in the series is Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice, airing on Saturday, January 18, at 2 pm.
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions internationally 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 275,000 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. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. 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; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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