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Clark Art Screens 'Berlin: Symphony of a Great City'
08:16AM / Thursday, April 11, 2024
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Thursday, April 11, the Clark Art Institute kicks off its three-part film series exploring lyrical depictions of cities in films that resonate with the Paper Cities exhibition. 
The Clark shows "Berlin: Symphony of a Great City" at 6 pm in its auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
According to a press release:
This emblematic "city symphony" film is structured to follow the life of Berlin and its inhabitants across the course of a single day, from dawn to dusk, to create “a symphonic film with the thousandfold energies that make up the life of a great city,” as described by the director, painter Walter Ruttman. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City still speaks volumes about how German Expressionism crossed into every artistic medium. (Run time: 1:05)
On view in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper, located in the Manton Research Center, Paper Cities examines representations of cities in works on paper created from the late fifteenth to the early twentieth century. The exhibition asks the following questions: Which cities or sections of cities are these artists presenting? Are they emphasizing specific architectural or social elements, and if so, what motivates these choices? What roles do the cities play in advancing the narratives of the overall artworks?
Free. Accessible seats available; for information, call 413 549 0524. 
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