Mark Jarzombek to Present “In the Shadow of the Silhouette: The Rebuilding of Dresden” on October 4 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

September 19, 2005

The Research and Academic Program of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute continues its series of free lectures by Clark Fellows this fall. On Tuesday, October 4, Mark Jarzombek will speak on “In the Shadow of the Silhouette: The Rebuilding of Dresden.” 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. Lectures are followed by questions, and accompanied by refreshments.

Jarzombek is director of the department of history, theory, and criticism of architecture and art, and associate professor of history and architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of many books and articles, including On Leon Battista Alberti: His Literary and Aesthetic Theories (1989) and The Psychologizing of Modernity, Art, Architecture and History (2000). Jarzombek’s Clark project explores the concept of fame in architecture.

Ting Chang, assistant professor of art history at McGill University, Montreal, will give the next lecture, “Travels and Transports: Nineteenth-Century French Collectors in Japan” on October 18.

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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