Clark to Present Lecture on American Academy of Rome January 22

For Immediate Release

January 08, 2003

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the American Academy in Rome will present a public lecture at the Clark on Wednesday, January 22, at 5:30 p.m. Christina Huemer, the Drue Heinz Librarian at the American Academy in Rome, will give the talk "Art History at the American Academy in Rome: The First 50 Years (1894-1944)." The lecture is free and open to the public; reservations are requested. To reserve, call 212-751-7200, ext. 38 or email huemertalk@aarome.org.

Founded in 1894, the American Academy in Rome is one of the world's leading centers from independent study and research in the arts and humanities. The Academy offers Rome Prize fellowships to about 30 American artists and scholars annually, as well as other fellowships and programs. The recipients pursue their work at the Academy's historic setting on the Janiculum, the highest hill within the walls of Rome.
Huemer has been Librarian at the American Academy in Rome since 1992. She was previously Italian editor of the Bibliography of the History of Art, part of the Getty Art History Information Program. She is currently vice president of the URBS (Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche) and was recently chair of the Art and Architecture Group Steering Committee of the Research Libraries Group. Her numerous publications include contributions to the International Dictionary of Library Histories, Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, and Rome and her Monuments: Essays on the City and Literature of Rome in honor of Katherine A. Geffcken.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is one of only a few art museums in the U.S. that is also a major research and academic center, with an international fellowship program and regular conferences, symposia, and colloquia, and an important art research library. The Clark, together with Williams College, jointly sponsors one of the nation's leading M.A. programs in art history and encompasses one of the most comprehensive art history libraries in the world. Its Fellows and conference programs draw university and museum professionals from around the world.

The Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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