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Clark Fellows to Offer Two Lectures

For Immediate Release

May 18, 2000

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will present lectures by two Spring 2000 Clark Fellows on May 25 and May 30. Stefan Grohé, professor at the Institute for Art History of the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany, will speak on Thursday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. His topic will be "Painters and Sculptors Around 1900: The Case of Max Klinger."

On Tuesday, May 30, at 5:00 p.m., Harry Mallgrave, distinguished visiting professor of architecture at the University of North Carolina, will give the lecture "Semper, Wagner, and Nietzsche." Both Clark Lectures are free and open to the public.

Clark Fellowships are awarded to national and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals pursuing projects that extend and enhance 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 of art. Grohé is revising a manuscript on French and German sculptor-painters in early modernism with the aim of redefining the works of these artists in the history of twentieth-century sculpture. Mallgrave, who is also editor of architecture and aesthetics at the Getty Research Institute, is working on his new book Modern Architectural Theory: 1750-1968. Both Fellows are in residence at the Clark through June.

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 www.clarkart.edu.

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