For Immediate Release
November 11, 2022


Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Wednesday, November 30 at 5:30 pm, the Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program hosts a talk by artist Sergei Tcherepnin (Bennington College). Tcherepnin discusses his creative practice and his recent work which blurs the lines between sound, sculpture, and theater. 

Attaching synthesizers, computers, and amplifiers to small surface transducers (devices that convert electrical signals into vibrations), Tcherepnin orchestrates complex multi-channel compositions in which objects are transformed into speakers. These scenarios cultivate play between things and bodies and actively engage spectator participation, suggesting new possibilities for intimacy with sound where “listening” involves more expansive states of activity: listening by touching, listening by opening, listening by feeling, listening by harnessing, or listening by walking.

Free; no registration is required. A reception precedes the talk, beginning at 5 pm in the Manton Research Center Reading Room. For more information, visit

The next Research and Academic Program lecture is Jeremy Melius’s “Ruskin Unpossessed” on Tuesday, December 6, at 5:30 pm.

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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