Clark to Present 'Mediterranean Light'

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Judith Meighan, associate professor in the history of art at Syracuse University, will present the lecture "Mediterranean Light: The Artistic Imagination of Italy," at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m.

The lecture will focus on how Italian artists of the late 1800s, like Italian citizens, struggled to build on the strengths of the past while defining themselves in entirely new ways. Meighan will discuss this investigation of light, art and artists in Italy during this time period.

Currently on view at the Clark, the exhibition "Giovanni Boldini in Impressionist Paris" illuminates the Italian artist's early career when he lived in Paris and painted the city's bustling streets, cafes and concert halls, as well as charming scenes of its sunny suburban landscapes, while developing his unique style. Through approximately 70 oil paintings and drawings, the exhibition presents an innovative look at Boldini's Paris. The exhibition is on view through April 25.

The Clark is located at 225 South St. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 to 5 (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission is $15 from June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit clarkart.edu.
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Williams Women's Tennis Closes With Win

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williams College women's tennis team played its last match of the season this weekend, competing against Middlebury for the second weekend in a row. Though Williams experienced a loss last weekend, it got revenge by pulling out a close 5-4 win with more than half of the singles matches going into third set tiebreakers.
 
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