For Immediate Release
July 29, 2022
CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS TALK EXPLORING WILLIAM HOGARTH’S LONDON AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PRINTMAKING
Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Wednesday, August 3 at 1 pm, the Clark Art Institute hosts a discussion led by Curatorial Assistant Rebecca Szantyr examining the work of famed printmaker William Hogarth (1697–1764) and studies the business of making pictures in eighteenth-century England. Szantyr’s talk takes place in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, in the Manton Research Center.
Szantyr’s talk considers Hogarth’s printing practice as well as the influence he had on subsequent generations of engravers. Presented as part of this summer’s Works on Paper Highlights Talk series, the event allows visitors to discover a unique selection of rarely exhibited works on paper with a member of the Clark’s curatorial team. The Manton Study Center for Works on Paper houses the Clark's collection of 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.
The final Works on Paper Highlights Talk, Caricature in Callot and Goya with Curatorial Assistant Sophie Kerwin, takes place on Wednesday, August 10 at 1 pm.
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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