'Great Art on Film' Series Opens at the Clark With Manet: Portraying Life

For Immediate Release

May 22, 2013

Williamstown, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will air a film documenting an important exhibition on view at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, Manet: Portraying Life, on Sunday, June 2 at 3 pm. Richard Rand, Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator/Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Clark, will provide an introduction to the film and host questions and answers following. Tickets are $12 ($10 members and students). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.

This is the first major exhibition in the UK devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career. The eagerly awaited exhibition brings together great works from across Europe, Asia, and the United States. Cinemagoers will see exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the Royal Academy's exhibition preparation—moments usually hidden from view—and experience a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and nineteenth-century Paris.

The three-part “Great Art on Film” series, which is broadcast to cinema screens worldwide, continues on August 11 with Edvard Munch 150, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth. The screening is co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. The final screening on October 20, Vermeer and Music—The Art of Love and Leisure, takes place at the National Gallery in London, where audiences will see a unique perspective on the masterpieces of Johannes Vermeer. Each event screening, narrated by art historian Tim Marlow, ventures beyond the gallery with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visitclarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303. The Clark’s library will be closed for renovation June 1 through September 3, 2013.

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