Winter and Spring Clark Fellows Lectures at the Clark

For Immediate Release

February 10, 2010

Since its inception in 2000, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program has earned an international reputation as a foremost center for advancing the study of visual arts and for educating the next generation of art historians, professors, and museum directors and curators. The program engages the world’s most creative and innovative visual arts scholars including Clark Fellows who travel to Williamstown to pursue their research while in residence at the Clark. The following lectures by Clark Fellows are free and open to the public.

February 23, 5:30 pm
Clark Fellow Judith Brodie, curator and head of modern prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will present the lecture “’Mme. Lesbos was run over by a tourist omnibus drawn by six horses. It happened in Versailles’: Artists and the Modern Newspaper.”

March 9, 5:30 pm
Clark Fellow Wanda Corn, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History at Stanford University, will present the lecture “Seeing (not reading) Gertrude Stein.”

March 16, 5:30 pm
Clark Fellow Miguel Hernández-Navarro, lecturer of art history at University of Murcia, Spain, will present the lecture “Second Hand Technologies: Migratory Practices in Contemporary Art.”

April 13, 5:30 pm
Clark Fellow Etienne Jollet, professor of early modern European art at the Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, will present the lecture “Foundations: The Statue, the Pedestal, and the Ground in Early Modern French Monuments.”

April 20, 5:30 pm
Clark/Oakley Fellow Mary Roberts, the John Schaeffer Associate Professor of British Art at the University of Sydney, will present the lecture “Framings: Self-Portraiture in Nineteenth-Century Istanbul.”

May 4, 5:30 pm
Clark Fellow Larry Silver, the Farquhar Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the lecture “Visualizing a New Nation in Israel.”

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 $15 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit


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