The Clark Announces 2004-2005 Clark Fellows

For Immediate Release

September 16, 2004

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, announces 14 Clark Fellows for the 2004-2005 academic year. Fellowships are awarded to national and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals whose work extends and enhances the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. The program encourages a critical commitment to research in the theory, history, and interpretation of works from all periods and genres.

Receiving a full year Fellowship is artist and art historian Jonathan Weinberg. At the Clark from September to June, he will work on a book entitled Belated Bohemia: Art and Identity in the East Village.

Fall Clark Fellows are:

Stephen Bann, professor of the history of art at the University of Bristol. Bann will focus on the development of art lithography from 1820 to 1850.

David Carrier, Champney Family Professor at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art. Carrier will be writing a biography of Adrian Stokes and a study of Islamic aesthetics.

Michael Clarke, director of the National Gallery of Scotland. Clarke's special interest is the French school and 19th-century art.

Peter Erickson, independent scholar, Williamstown. The author of Rewriting Shakespeare, Rewriting Ourselves will work on the forthcoming book project Shakespeare Say: Allure of Allusion in Contemporary Culture.

Evelyn Lincoln, associate professor of the history of art and architecture and Italian studies at Brown University. Lincoln will pursue research on pictures and readers in 16th-century Rome.

Adrian W.B. Randolph, associate professor of the history of art at Dartmouth College. Randolph will develop his forthcoming book project on the cultural and visual experiences of 15th-century Italians.

Davide Stimilli, associate professor of German and comparative literature at the University of Colorado. Stimilli will be completing a book-length study on Aby Warburg.

Spring 2005 Clark Fellowships will begin in February. Spring Fellows will be:

Olivier Bonfait, head of the art history section of the French Academy in Rome. Bonfait will work on art history writing in 17th- and 18th-century France.

Ada Cohen, associate professor of art history at Dartmouth College. Cohen's project will focus on beauty and women in ancient Greek art.

Jean-Pierre Cuzin, conservateur du patrimoine and former director of the Louvre. Cuzin will pursue his interest in 18th-century French painting.

Susan Dackerman, former curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Dackerman will investigate how scientific theory influenced printmakers such as Dürer, Titian, and Goltzius.

Susanne von Falkenhausen, professor in the department of art history at Humboldt University, Berlin. Von Falkenhausen's study will focus on special disciplinary skills of art history.

Jonathan Unglaub, assistant professor of fine arts at Brandeis University. He will be working on the late work of Nicolas Poussin.

All Clark Fellows are provided with offices in the Institute's library, which contains over 200,000 volumes and 900 periodicals, and an apartment in the Clark scholar's residence. Each Clark Fellow presents a public lecture about his or her recent research during his or her residency. Clark Lecture schedules can be found on the Institute's website (www.clarkart.edu).

The Clark

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is one of the country's foremost art museums and also a dynamic center for research and higher education in art history and criticism. The 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, which has been part of the professional development of a significant number of directors of art museums, curators, and scholars. The Institute encompasses one of the most comprehensive art history libraries in the world.
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