For Immediate Release
July 6, 2022
CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS WEEKLY SAND-CASTING PROGRAM
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute offers a sand-casting program on Thursdays in July and August (July 7, 14, 21, and 28; and August 4, 11, 18, and 25) from 1–4 pm. The weekly program takes place on the Clark Center’s Fernández Terrace.
Visitors are invited to drop-in and learn about sand-casting, a traditional method for making sculpture that Auguste Rodin and his team used for some of the works on view in Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern. Using sand and plaster, you can create your very own 3-D work of art to take home.
This program is presented in conjunction with the Clark’s special exhibition Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern. On view in the Clark Center through September 18, 2022, the exhibition explores how American museums and collectors embraced Auguste Rodin’s sculptures and drawings, and traces the arc of the artist’s reputation and legacy since the first U.S. museum acquisition was made in 1893 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With more than seventy works from more than thirty collections, this is the largest Rodin exhibition presented in more than forty years.
Free and open to the public. No registration is required. 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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