Clark Lecture Series Begins September 27

For Immediate Release

September 13, 2005

The Research and Academic Program of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will present a series of free lectures by Clark Fellows this fall. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend these Clark Lectures, in which visiting scholars present recent research to the academic community. The series is offered on selected Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Clark cafe. On Tuesday, September 27, Julien Chapuis, associate curator at the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, will speak on “Aspects of Invention and Tradition in Northern Renaissance Art.” Lectures are followed by questions, and accompanied by refreshments.

Chapuis is the author of Stefan Lochner: Image Making in Fifteenth-Century Cologne (2004) and of numerous catalogues, articles, and chapters on painting and sculpture in France and Germany of the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance. His time at the Clark will enable him to finish editing a collection of essays on northern Renaissance art.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Mark Jarzombek will give the next lecture, “In the Shadow of the Silhouette: The Rebuilding of Dresden” on October 4.

On August 4, 2005, the Clark announced 14 Clark Fellows for the 2005-2006 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. Fellows present public lectures about recent research during their residency. For a complete list of lectures, visit

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, 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


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