One Room Mansion will explore compact living as a viable and necessary 21st-century residential dwelling option for people of all ages and incomes. Inspired by a Japanese concept, the exhibition explores the possibilities associated with individual living spaces grouped with generous communal amenities. This simple concept could provide a more economical supply to meet the increasing demand for housing near transit, restaurants, and workplaces, as society transitions from a suburban, car-oriented lifestyle to an urban, low carbon, one. Paring down the private living space needed by each individual while investing in shared space among residents can turn a single room into an entire mansion!
When: Nov 10, 2016 12am to Feb 6, 2017 12am in Williamstown, MA
When photographs were first widely produced and distributed during the second half of the nineteenth century, they offered viewers new ways to discover unfamiliar people, distant places, and things previously unknown to them. This exhibition considers these three broad groups of subjects that manifested photographically during the medium's first seventy years. During this exciting period, images were captured for many different reasons--from documentation to curiosity--and they came in many forms, including deluxe book illustrations, portable portrait cards, and frame-worthy landscape views.
When: Nov 12, 2016 12am to Feb 5, 2017 12am in Williamstown, MA
Japanese Impressions will be the first exhibition in the history of the Clark to focus specifically on Japanese prints. It will feature selections from a foundational gift made in 2014 of sixty-three woodblock prints from the Rodbell Family Collection. A century of Japanese color woodblock printing is represented by three generations. The imagery includes waterfalls by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), selections from the renowned 100 Famous Views of Edo by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), mountain landscapes by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), and the Zen architecture prints of Kiyoshi Sait? (1907-1997).
When: Dec 10, 2016 12am to Apr 2, 2017 12am in Williamstown, MA
The Town of Williamstown Massachusetts was founded in 1765 and is located in Berkshire County in the northwestern corner of the state.
Williamstown is home of the Sterling and Clark Art Institute which houses one of the worlds largest collections of Renoir as well as other impressionists. The Williams College Museum of Art has fine collections as well. Williamstown Theatre Festival which operates during the summer months brings marvelous Broadway and Hollywood performers to the town.
The town is acknowledged by Norman Crampton in his book The 100 Best Small Town in America which ranked Williamstown as the 18th best American Small Town, the only community in Massachusetts included in the top 100!!