Jon Crispin's Notebook

Turner At The Clark

Posted in Art, galleries, museums by joncrispin on 21/10/2015

Cris and I took the afternoon off today and went to the Clark in Williamstown.  A lovely drive up Route 2.

There was only one Turner, but it was in a room of its own.  He is still my favorite.  There’s a ton of great Impressionist art in this private collection, especially Renoir and Monet.  Also a huge number of  Sargents, Homers, and Cassatts. It is really hard to believe that a family could amass this much amazing art, and it is so great that it is open to the public.

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  1. robswizzle said, on 21/10/2015 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Jon,
    There’s a big Turner show opening here next week in Toronto. Not near you, but if you’re in the neighbourhood for some reason: http://www.ago.net/j-m-w-turner-painting-set-free
    Cheers,
    Rob

    • joncrispin said, on 21/10/2015 at 7:08 pm

      Rob, thanks. I saw this show in London last October and it is effing amazing. You should not miss it. / I love Toronto and was there last March. My middle name is Krieghoff (he was a great, great, great uncle) and I went to the AGO and was completely blown away by the collection. Here is a link to a previous post. I might make it up for the Turner as it is only a day’s drive. Thanks for the comment. Best, Jon

      • robswizzle said, on 22/10/2015 at 12:53 pm

        I’m looking forward to checking the Turners out. I can’t believe you’re a Krieghoff! Those paintings are fascinating, both the works themselves and how newspaper publisher Ken Thompson made them familiar with the public through reprints in calendars and Christmas supplements. If you do come up here, look me up, and I’ll give you an inside tour of the gallery.


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