Le Boulevard de Clichy, effet de soleil d'hiver, 1880, by Camille Pissarro

Is Paris Still the Capital of
the Nineteenth Century?

In order of discussion


Moderator: Hollis Clayson, Northwestern University

Manet’s Empire
Howard Lay, University of Michigan

Brotherhood of Individuals: Degas’s Group Portraits
Bridget Alsdorf, Princeton University

Baudelaire and the Melancholy Art of Modern Life
Paul Smith, University of Warwick, United Kingdom


Moderator: Carol Ockman, Williams College

Revisiting the 1860s: Race and Place in Cape Town and Paris
Tamar Garb, University College London

Manet’s Race
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, University of California, Berkeley

The Concealed Labour of Art History in the Formation of the Musée Guimet
Ting Chang, Carnegie Mellon University


Moderator: André Dombrowski, University of Pennsylvania

Jean Jaurès and the Materiality of Vision
Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, University of Delaware

Housewife or Harlot? Painting the Bourgeoise
John House, Courtauld Institute of Art, UK

The Guillotine Sublime: Corday to Redon
Marc Gotlieb, Williams College

Clark Exhibitions

Paris-centered shows at the Clark: a glimpse
Richard Kendall, the Clark


Moderator: Sarah Lees, the Clark

Modern or Anti-Modern? The Art of the Academy and the Technologies of Reproduction
Stephen Bann, University of Bristol, UK

Manet, Originality and Reproduction
Anne Higonnet, Barnard College, Columbia University

Pimping Out Painting: Courbet, Manet and Cézanne in the 1860s and 1870s
Aruna D’Souza, Binghamton University, SUNY


Moderator: Nancy Mowll Mathews, Williams College Museum of Art

Living on Manet’s Balcony, or the Right to Privacy
André Dombrowski, University of Pennsylvania

Cassatt Agonistes: Modernism, Darkness and Light
Hollis Clayson, Northwestern University

The Private Lives of Public Paintings
Martha Ward, University of Chicago


Moderator: Mark Ledbury, the Clark

Modernity’s Abstraction
Richard Shiff, University of Texas at Austin

The Medium of Air: Manet, Mallarmé and Pleinairism in the 1870s
Margaret Werth, University of Delaware

Cézanne, Color, and Forgetting
Nancy Locke, Pennsylania State University

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