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Clark To Display Prize Of New England Super Bowl Victory

Howard Gisk

The Clark Art Institute may be adding salt to any remaining wounds Seattle Seahawks fans might have from January’s Super Bowl. An art piece and subject of a friendly wager from Seattle Art Museum has arrived in Williamstown.The Clark’s curator Richard Rand says Albert Bierstadt’s 1870 Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast will hit museum visitors like a ton of bricks when they walk in the door. Which may be similar to what Seattle Seahawks fans felt when a New England Patriots rookie intercepted a Seahawks pass near the goal line in the final minute of this year’s Super Bowl.

“This is the result of that amazing interception in those last seconds by Malcolm Butler,” Rand said. “Otherwise I’d be out in Seattle right now with our Winslow Homer painting.”

The Clark wagered Homer’s West Point, Prout’s Neck from 1900. The Seattle Art Museum is paying all the expenses for the three-month loan.

The Clark will unveil the painting at 1 p.m. Friday. On Monday, Patriots Day, any person wearing Patriots or Seahawks gear will be offered free admission to the Clark.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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