William Clark and the Art of the Gilded Age art exhibit
An exhibition featuring seven masterpieces from the collection of Sen. William Andrews Clark, one of Butte’s famous Copper Kings, will run from June 10 to August 13 at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives.
“William Clark and the Art of the Gilded Age” is sponsored by Butte-Silver Bow Archives, the University of Montana’s Montana Museum of Art and Culture, and a Regular Grant from Humanities Montana. The exhibit will include significant paintings from the Baroque to the Industrial Age by European artists, including French painters Jean-Charles Cazin, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jules Dupré, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and the Englishman Thomas Gainsborough.
“Given the great wealth amassed by William A. Clark throughout his mining enterprises in Butte, it seems fitting for the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives to host a selection of his art in 2021,” said Ellen Crain, director of the Butte-Silver Bow Archives.
In coordination with the exhibit, a series of lectures, architectural tours, and book signings will be held in Butte, informing on the collection, the man, and the Clark legacy in Butte and across Montana. A full schedule of events can be found at buttearchives.org.
The exhibit can be viewed during the Archives’ normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 17 W. Quartz Street.