Lenett Lecture to Focus on American Journalism

For Immediate Release

May 03, 2011

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—Throughout her tenure as the 2010–2011 Lenett Fellow in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art, Allison Pappas has worked with conservators from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC) to restore three prints from the Mead Art Museum. Her Lenett Fellow project culminates with the free lecture “Let There Be Light: American Photojournalism and the Working Print” at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, May 10, at 5:30 pm. Seating is limited; a reception will follow the lecture.

As the Lenett Fellow for the 2010–2011 year, Pappas will address her ongoing work to integrate conservation treatment with art historical research to revitalize Lewis Hine’s Lunch Time, Robert Capa’s Allied Entry into Paris, and Eliot Elisofon’s Marcel Duchamp Descends a Staircase, all from the Mead Art Museum. While filling losses, mending cracks, and addressing damage sustained from housing, Pappas has examined the scars these photographs have earned as working prints to tease out the dynamic progression of the American journalistic image from news media to museum in the last century.

The Judith M. Lenett Memorial Fund was established by the family and friends of the late Ms. Lenett, a candidate for the M.A. degree, class of 1983, to provide lectures and seminars in American art and its conservation. Students with an interest in American art and art conservation enrolled in the graduate program may apply for the fellowship at the end of their first year. The student selected as the Lenett Fellow works with the staff of WACC during his/her second year in the program, culminating in a public lecture in the spring. The Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, the Clark, and WACC jointly administer the Lenett Fellowship.

The Clark

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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May 10: Throughout her tenure as the 2010–2011 Lenett Fellow in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art, Allison Pappas has worked with conservators from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC) to restore three prints from the Mead Art Museum. Her Lenett Fellow project culminates with the free lecture “Let There Be Light: American Photojournalism and the Working Print” at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, May 10, at 5:30 pm. Seating is limited; a reception will follow the lecture. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact:
pr@clarkart.edu

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