Clark/Getty Workshop to Focus on Art History and Environment

For Immediate Release

September 26, 2008

Clark Fellows, scholars from the Getty Research Institute, and invited experts, including cultural geographers, artists, and art historians, will discuss the relationship between art history and environment during the Clark/Getty Workshop public conversation “Art History and Environment” on Saturday, October 11, at 5:30 pm. Admission to the conversation is free. Held in Stone Hill Center’s Hunter Studio at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

The group will discuss art historians’ responses to the rise of land art in recent years. They will also examine the way that the built environment affects viewing and thinking about works of art, the idea of a work “in situ,” and the ways in which certain intellectual, cultural, and political environments have created the discourse of art history.

The Clark is one of the country’s foremost art museums, as well as a dynamic center for research and higher education in art history and criticism. It 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, which has been part of the professional development of a significant number of directors of art museums, curators, and scholars.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (open daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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