For Immediate Release
August 2, 2022
CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS TALK ON CARICATURES IN WORKS BY JACQUES CALLOT AND FRANCISCO DE GOYA
Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Wednesday, August 10 at 1 pm, the Clark Art Institute hosts a discussion led by Curatorial Assistant Sophie Kerwin looking at the inventive etchings of French artist Jacques Callot (1592–1635) and Spanish artist Francisco de Goya (1746–1828). In exploring these artists’ novel use of caricature, whether political, social, or religious, this talk also complements the Clark’s special exhibition José Guadalupe Posada: Symbols, Skeletons, and Satire. Kerwin’s talk takes place in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, located next to the Posada exhibition, in the Manton Research Center.
Kerwin’s talk is the final installment of this summer’s Works on Paper Highlights Talk series. During the presentation, visitors will see a selection of works by both artists from the Clark’s collection, which includes more than 6,500 prints, drawings, and photographs.
Free and open to the public; capacity is limited to twenty visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events.
ABOUT THE CLARK
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 clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
Use of facemasks is optional for all visitors. For details on health and safety protocols, visit clarkart.edu/health.
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