News and Events - Clark Art Institute

January 5, 2007
80 LANDSCAPE DRAWINGS BY CLAUDE LORRAIN TRAVEL TO THE U.S.
Large-scale Exhibition, at the Clark from February 4 through April 29, also Features 13 Major Paintings from International Collections
Extraordinarily beautiful and moving landscapes by the great 17th-century French artist Claude Lorrain (1604/5-1682) make their appearance at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute this winter. "Claude Lorrain – The Painter as Draftsman: Drawings from the British Museum," features over 80 drawings and several etchings from the incomparable collection of the British Museum. They are accompanied by 13 exceptional paintings from museums in the United States and Europe. On view February 4 through April 29, "The Painter as Draftsman" explores the naturalistic, classic landscape by the artist who invented it.
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January 17, 2007
"The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings" Presents Groundbreaking Discoveries of the Artist’s Career, on View at the Clark from June 24 to September 16, 2007

FIRST MAJOR EXHIBITION DEVOTED TO WORKS ON PAPER BY MONET INCLUDES NEARLY 100 OBJECTS FROM INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

"The Unknown Monet" is the first exhibition to focus on the artist’s graphic works, including pastels, finished drawings, and sketchbooks. The show sheds new light on several aspects of Monet’s creative process by presenting a significant body of these works, many of which have not been previously exhibited, alongside related examples of his work in oil.
This Clark-organized exhibition opens at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, on March 17, 2007
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August 11, 2006
CLARK BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON PHASE ONE OF EXPANSION
AND CAMPUS ENHANCEMENT PROJECT DESIGNED BY TADAO ANDO

STONE HILL CENTER TO OPEN IN SUMMER 2008, HOUSING NEW GALLERIES, MEETING AND STUDIO ART CLASSROOM, TERRACE, OUTDOOR CAFÉ, AND WILLIAMSTOWN ART CONSERVATION CENTER


In 2008, the Clark will open the Stone Hill Center, the first phase of its expansion and campus enhancement project. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Tadao Ando, the wood and glass 32,000-square-foot building will house new intimately scaled galleries, a meeting and studio art classroom, an outdoor café, and the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC).





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