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The Roundtable
10:33 am
Wed January 21, 2015

The Clark Art Institute's Permanent Collection

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903), Young Christian Girl, 1894. Oil on canvas, 65.3 x 46.7 cm. The Clark. Acquired in honor of Harding F. Bancroft (Institute Trustee, 1970–87; President, 1977–87), 1986.22

    The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute started as a rural refuge to house the Clarks’ substantial Art Collection. In 1955, the museum was opened to the public and became one of the premiere art institutions in the Berkshires.

In addition to its many remarkable collections and natural setting, the Clark is also home to extensive research and academic programs, including a significant research library. In this segment, we want to focus on the museum’s permanent collection. And it is impressive. To share just how impressive, we welcome - Richard Rand - the Clark’s Senior Curator and Curator of Paintings and Sculpture.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Monet/Kelly At The Clark Through February 15

ROCKS AT PORT-GOULPHAR, BELLE-ÎLE 1886 Oil on canvas The Art Institute of Chicago Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland, 1964.210

  On November 23 of last year, The Clark Art Institute opened Monet/Kelly, the first exhibition to consider the influence of Impressionist painter Claude Monet on the works of leading contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly. The works in the exhibition were selected by Kelly and include two paintings and eighteen unpublished drawings by the artist, together with nine paintings by Monet.

The exhibition examines how both Monet’s motifs and the sites that inspired his paintings have shaped Kelly’s approach to his work. Monet/Kelly will be on view through February 15, 2015.

Here to tell us more are David Breslin, Associate Director of the Research and Academic Program and Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Clark Art Institute and artist Stephen Hannock. 

The Roundtable
9:30 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Director Of The Clark Art Institute Michael Conforti

The Clark Center at dusk
Credit Courtesy Clark Art Institute, ©Jeff Goldberg/Esto

  On arriving at The Clark, many visitors are surprised by the depth and variety of art available at this museum in the Northern Berkshires. In addition to an impressive collection of the works of Impressionist painters, the Clark boasts work from the Renaissance up through modern times.

In addition to their collections, director Michael Conforti has made it a priority to develop the research and academic wings of the Clark’s activities. Partly as a result of his efforts, the Clark boasts one of the most accessible and extensive art libraries in Massachusetts.

Director Michael Conforti joins us today to talk about the Clark, and all that it has to offer.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon December 1, 2014

'My Favorite Things' By Maira Kalman

  From Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, comes a pictorial and narrative exploration of the significance of objects in our lives, drawn from her personal artifacts, recollections, and selections from the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

With more than fifty original paintings and featuring bestselling author and illustrator Maira Kalman’s signature handwritten prose, My Favorite Things is a meditation on the importance of both quotidian and unusual objects in our culture and private worlds.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri November 14, 2014

The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries At The New York State Museum

Credit New York State Museum

    The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, and the Shaker Heritage Society in Albany, as well as the State Library and State Archives, will present a major exhibition, The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries, detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American History.

Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections will be exhibited together for the first time at the New York State Museum and the exhibition opens tomorrow, November 15th.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu November 13, 2014

'Madeline At 75: The Art Of Ludwig Bemelmans' Opens At The Carle In Amherst, MA

  To mark the anniversary of everyone's favorite schoolgirl, Madeline, the exhibition,Madeline At 75: The Art Of Ludwig Bemelmans, celebrates Ludwig Bemelmans's legacy. The show will open at The Carle on November 15.

Drawings from each of the six Madeline books will be on view, plus a generous cross-section of his other artwork for children and adults. A Bemelmans bar brought back from Paris, delightful fabric designs, and memorabilia like the Bad Hat's original hat are just a few of the treasures that will be on view.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed October 22, 2014

"Winslow Homer: The Nature And Rhythm Of Life" At The Arkell Museum

Winslow Homer (1836-1910); Moonlight, 1874; watercolor

  Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life is a new exhibition at the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie. It will be on display through January 4, 2015.

Bartlett Arkell, the founder and first president of the Beech-Nut Packaging Company, brought Homer’s paintings and watercolors to his hometown of Canajoharie for the enjoyment of its citizens.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed September 10, 2014

"The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper As Illustrator" At The Norman Rockwell Museum

Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967). (Men Seated at Café Table), (1906). Transparent and opaque watercolor, pen and ink, brush and ink, and graphite pencil on paper, Sheet: 21 3/4 x 14 13/16in. (55.2 x 37.6cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1348 © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum of American Art Digital Image © Whitney Museum of American Art

  Many noted American modernists have successfully traversed the worlds of fine art and illustration, embracing innovation while satisfying in unique and personal ways the needs and wants of a broad popular audience.

The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator is currently on display at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA through October 26th. The exhibition presents a unique and comprehensive study of the little-known twenty year illustration career of the realist master.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu July 24, 2014

The Hyde Collection

There is a pair of exciting exhibits at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows in the Wood Gallery and Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and his Contemporaries in the Hoopes Gallery. Both are on display through September 14th.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Big History, Small Museums - Zadock Pratt Museum

  Michelle Delaney is the Director of the Smithsonian’s Consortium for Understanding the American Experience and is the author of the observation that the Catskill Region is not only the Birthplace of American Art, but she says growing research shows that it’s also the Cradle of American Art. Delaney will be speaking tomorrow at 1PM at the Pratt Museum in Prattsville.

Delaney will be giving the Keynote Address for the Pratt Museum’s 2014 Season which is titled: “Big History, Small Museums: Understanding the American Experience through Collaboration.”

The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of D. F. Hasbrouck American Impressionist is the new exhibition at The Pratt Museum. Carolyn Bennett, Museum Director is here to tell us about that and big history of THIS small museum.

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