For Immediate Release
August 22, 2023


Performance is First Installment in Fall Concert Series with Belltower Records 

Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Sunday, September 17, the Clark Art Institute kicks off its three-part fall concert series with performances by Senseless Optimism and Wendy Eisenburg. The free outdoor concert takes place at 5 pm on the Moltz Terrace, Lunder Center at Stone Hill. 

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Brittany Tsewole brings her project, Senseless Optimism, to the Clark. Her evocative lyricism guides her audiences through a genre-defying array of local and global sounds.

Improviser and songwriter Wendy Eisenberg uses guitar, pedals, the tenor banjo, the computer, the synthesizer, and voice. Their work spans multiple genres, from jazz to noise to avant-rock to delicate ballads. Though they often work as a solo songwriter and improviser, they are also a writer on music and other topics, with published essays on music in Sound American, Arcana, and the Contemporary Music Review.

Free. Bring a picnic and your own seating. This program is presented in collaboration with Belltower Records (North Adams, Massachusetts). For more information, visit

The next concert in the series features the Gelineau-Baldwin-Corsano Trio with Marie Carroll & Rebecca Schrader Duo. The performance takes place on Sunday, October 15 at 4 pm on the Moltz Terrace, Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

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 some 300,000 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. Admission is free January through March and is $20 from March through December; admission is free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is also 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.

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