For Immediate Release
July 11, 2022


Williamstown, Massachusetts—In conjunction with its current exhibition, Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern, the Clark Art Institute hosts a performance by the Angkor Dance Troupe (ADT), nationally recognized as one of the most accomplished and experienced United States-based Cambodian traditional arts organizations. The performance takes place on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 4 pm in the Clark’s auditorium.

Based out of Lowell, Massachusetts, the ADT takes Auguste Rodin’s thrilled, feverish response to the royal dancers of Cambodia—an encounter that led to Rodin making about 150 watercolors of the costumed dancers—as an opportunity to explore the history of preserving Cambodian dance over the intervening 116 years, and a chance to connect across war and the diaspora.

On view in the Clark Center Galleries through September 18, 2022, Rodin in the United States explores how American museums and collectors embraced the artist’s sculptures and drawings, and traces the arc of his reputation and legacy since the first U.S. museum acquisition was made in 1893 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Presenting more than seventy works from more than thirty collections, this is the largest Rodin exhibition presented in more than forty years. 

Tickets are $10 ($8 for members, $7 for students, and $5 for children 12 and under). For more information and to reserve tickets, visit

This performance is made possible by the Henry Luce 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 285,000 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 Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303. 

Use of facemasks is optional for all visitors. For details on health and safety protocols, visit

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