Roadtrip: The Clark, MASS MoCA, Bascom Lodge in Western Massachusetts

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Several weeks ago I returned to Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, where I was an artist-in-residence at Bascom Lodge, the inn at the top of the mountain, in summer 2014. Peter Dudek, a NYC-based sculptor who teaches at Hunter and SVA, has been running the inn for the … read more… “Roadtrip: The Clark, MASS MoCA, Bascom Lodge in Western Massachusetts”

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Field trip to Williamstown to contemplate the soft side

James McNeill Whistler: “Paint should not be applied thick. It should be like breath on the surface of a pane of glass.” Ken Johnson reports in the NY Times that Marc Simpson, the Clark Art Institute’s curator of American art, has gathered 41 paintings, dating from the 1870s to 1919, by 15 Americans for their … read more… “Field trip to Williamstown to contemplate the soft side”

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Claude Monet’s unknown drawings and sketches at the Clark Art Institute

Ken Johnson in the Boston Globe: “For Monet, the drawing problem was twofold. Practically, his drawing skills were not up to academic standards. And he was temperamentally disinclined to submit to the conservative authority of academic rules and regulations. So even if it is true that Monet continued to draw through his career, what is … read more… “Claude Monet’s unknown drawings and sketches at the Clark Art Institute”

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