Will Call #24 — “An Eye for Excellence” Opens at the Clark

Model D Pianoforte and Stools, 1884–87, Designed by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Action by Steinway & Sons , Fallboard painted by Sir Edward John Poynter; Acquired by the Clark, 1997

Model D Pianoforte and Stools, 1884–87, Designed by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Action by Steinway & Sons , Fallboard painted by Sir Edward John Poynter; Acquired by the Clark, 1997

This exhibit, “An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting,” reveals the remarkable story of how the Clark’s collection has grown and become stronger over the past two decades through the museum’s vision and the support of its generous donors.

An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting
October 25, 2015 through April 10, 2016
The Clark Art Institute

225 South Street
Williamstown, Mass.
"New Jersey Landscape," George Inness, 1891, Oil on canvas; Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013

“New Jersey Landscape,” George Inness, 1891,
Oil on canvas; Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013

 

Stephen Dankner’s String Quartets
Sunday, October 25, 3:00 p.m.
Michael Conforti Pavilion
The Clark Art Institute

225 South Street
Williamstown, Mass.
FREE
Perseus Rescuing Andromeda," Cavaliere d'Arpino, 1594/95, Oil on panel; Acquired by the Clark, 2010

Perseus Rescuing Andromeda,” Cavaliere d’Arpino, 1594/95, Oil on panel; Acquired by the Clark, 2010

 

Nearly one quarter of the 9,713 objects in the Clark’s collection were acquired from 1995–2015. An Eye for Excellence focuses on some the finest acquisitions the museum has made during this period, considering how these objects came into the Clark’s collection and telling the stories of discriminating donors and collectors whose private collections are now held by the Clark.

The exhibition includes paintings, decorative arts, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs from the early sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. A group of rarely exhibited late twentieth and early twenty-first century artists’ books from the Clark library is also presented in the exhibition

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