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March 14, 2019 12:51 pm

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute’s “Looking and Lunching” program will be held Thursday, March 21 at noon with curatorial intern Nora Rosengarten, who invites participants to a special viewing of Albrecht Dürer’s Apocalypse cycle in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper.

These fifteen woodcuts, first published in 1498, chronicle the end of the world as foretold in the Book of Revelation and are teeming with monsters, angels, devils, and saints drawn from the artist’s fertile imagination. Rosengarten helps decode the intricate imagery in works including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Saint Michael Fighting the Dragon, and The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb. Each print is considered as an individual work and as part of a larger narrative, connected by Dürer’s inimitable ingenuity and technical mastery.

The talk is free with gallery admission, but attendance is limited to the first twenty visitors. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal or bring your own lunch. Visitors should meet at the admissions desk in the Clark Center.


The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 275,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.