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July 26, 2021 

CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS darra goldstein for a Norwegian Food Talk and tasting  

Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Sunday, August 1, noted culinary expert Darra Goldstein hosts an afternoon celebrating Norwegian culinary traditions. This event, inspired by the Clark’s exhibition Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway, starts at 3 pm and takes place at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Tickets are $10. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit for more information and to register.

Goldstein discusses the contemporary Nordic food scene and Norwegian food traditions. In honor of the role that it plays in Norwe­gian cooking and its prominent role in Nikolai Astrup’s (1880–1928) paintings, guests will be served drinks and dessert featuring rhubarb. A book signing for Goldstein’s Nordic cookbook, Fire and Ice, follows the presentation. 

Astrup is one of Norway’s most important artists, with a style notable for its intense, colorful palette and the magical realism of its landscapes. In Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway, on view in the Clark Center through September 19, the Clark presents more than eighty-five works by this brilliant painter, printmaker, and horticulturist. 

Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway is organized by the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in cooperation with KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen, the Savings Bank Foundation DNB, and Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde. It is guest curated by independent scholar MaryAnne Stevens. This exhibition is generously supported by the Savings Bank Foundation DNB. Additional support is provided by Richard and Carol Seltzer, Diane and Andreas Halvorsen, and the Asbjorn Lunde Foundation.


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 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 10 am to 5 pm daily in July and August, and open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June. Advance timed tickets are required. 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; and EBT Card to Culture. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303. 

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