For Immediate Release
October 24, 2022
CLARK ART INSTITUTE SCREENS MUR MURS
Presentation is fourth installment of Film and Art series
Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Thursday, November 10, at 7:30 pm the Clark Art Institute screens Mur Murs, the fourth presentation in its five-part Film and Art series, which runs through November. The free showing is open to the public and takes place in the Clark’s auditorium.
After returning to Los Angeles from France in 1979, legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda created this kaleidoscopic documentary about the striking murals that decorate the city. Bursting with color and vitality, Mur Murs (1982, 82 minutes) is as much an invigorating study of community and diversity as it is an essential catalogue of unusual public art.
Free; no registration is required. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events.
The final film in the Film and Art series is F for Fake, screening on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 pm in the Clark’s auditorium.
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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