Phillippe Bordes to Speak at the Clark April 4

For Immediate Release

March 29, 2000

Philippe Bordes, professor of art history at the University of Paris X, Nanterre, will give a Clark Seminar on Tuesday, April 4, at 5:00 p.m. at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Bordes, a Spring 2000 Clark Fellow, is formerly director of the Museum of the French Revolution. The talk will take place in the Scholar's Seminar Room on the upper floor of the Clark Library.

Admission is free, and a reception will follow. Clark Seminars provide an opportunity for Institute members and the public to hear about the work of the Clark Fellows, visiting scholars in residence at the Clark to pursue their research in areas related to the visual arts.

Bordes is in residence through mid-April and is revising a historiographic book-length essay on the progress of the concept of the French Revolution over the last two centuries, touching upon the roles of collectors, museums, and university professors in this process. Bordes will also give a Clark Lecture on Thursday, April 13, at 5:00 p.m. His topic will be "David's Portraits of Turenne: Citizen, Officer, or Aristocrat?"

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit

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