Free Lecture to Usher in The Clark’s Summer Show

Free Lecture to Usher in The Clark’s Summer Show

Free Lecture to Usher in The Clark’s Summer Show

Miguel Falomir, deputy director of the Museo Nacional del Prado, Thomas Loughman, director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (formerly associate director at the Clark), and Lara Yeager-Crasselt, interim curator of paintings and sculpture at the Clark, present ‘Unveiling the Nude: The Story of Splendor, Myth, and Vision’ on Saturday, June 11, at 3 p.m. The free lecture, which takes place on opening day of the exhibition, will be held in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.

The three participants reveal the story of the exhibit came to be; the history of royal collecting in Spain and in the foundation of the Prado; and the fascinating and complex culture of collecting and displaying the nude. ‘Splendor, Myth, and Vision,’ exclusively at The Clark, features 28 old master paintings of the nude, 24 of which have never been on view in the US. The exhibition examines the collecting of 16th- and 17th-century paintings of the nude at the Spanish court and reconsiders the significant role of the nude in European art. The exhibition will be on view through October 10.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Mass. For more information, visit the webiste at clarkart.edu or call 413-458-2303.

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