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ELYSE HARNEY

Mahaiwe Tent

BERKSHIRE GROWN

STAIR GALLERIES

Parties & Openings


Nov. 18 – Pittsfield
Festival of Trees

Nov. 15 – G. Barrington
Indwe Learning Center Benefit

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

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The Clark Art Institute Unveils “Unearthed”

Rural Intelligence Parties and Openings Fiona Breslin reports from Williamstown.
When museums talk of groundbreaking shows, it’s often hyperbole. This is not the case with The Clark’s dazzling summer exhibition, Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China. Museum supporters and staff plus Chinese dignitaries and academics (including Clark director Michael Conforti and photographer Li Ju, left) gathered on Friday, June 15, to kick off this stellar exhibition of exceptional artifacts recently excavated from tombs in the Shanxi and Gansu provinces – funerary objects never before seen outside of China. The show commemorates Sterling Clark’s 1908 expedition to northern China, which is documented in the Stone Hill Center, where one gallery displays historic images of scenes from the trek juxtaposed with Li Ju’s modern-day photographs of the same places. Guests previewed the exhibitions and enjoyed traditional Chinese music and Asian street food served from pagoda carts in the museum’s lobby before ending the evening on the Stone Hill Center’s terrace, sipping Beijing Bellinis by the light of Chinese lanterns.

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David Katz, the Clark’s assistant registrar for exhibitions Jenn Harr, and Marty Remmell; Wang Jun of Art Exhibitions China and Yang Huifu of the Gansu Provincial Bureau of Cultural Heritage.

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The Clark’s chief advancement officer Nancy Harvin and director of special projects Julie Chase; Stacy Allegrone and singer Mary Verdi

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Clark intern Katherine DiPierro with Dr. Xiuqin Zhou; Jim Culliton and Joe Lewis of Allegrone Construction flank The Clark’s chief preparator Paul Dion.

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Patrons Anne and Al Reusch; 1Berkshire CEO Stuart Chase and The Clark’s director of communications Vicki Saltzman.

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Artist Peggy Rivers and Berkshire Museum’s executive director Van Shields; Ferrin Gallery’s Donald Clark and Leslie Ferrin.

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Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Eric Kerns and Molly Kerns, owner of Tsubo massage; Ping Li and Tao He of the Ping Li Chinese Music Ensemble.

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The Clark’s Teresa O’Toole, Rachelle Jones, and Laurie Glover; Chloe Shi and Victoria Chang.

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Guests enjoyed traditional Chinese music by the Ping Li Music Ensemble.

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Perry Hu and Williams College student Banyi Huang; Oxford University alumni Victoria Thwaites and Ginny Howells with Forbes Litcoff and Carson Lappetito.

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Merritt Colaizzi, Karl Mullen, John Skavlem, Wendy Skavlem, Carol Stegeman, and Bob Stegeman.

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