For Immediate Release
March 22, 2016

Williamstown, Massachusetts—Clark Fellow Julie Ault presents, “Undoing the Past: Recuperated Document and Uncertain History” at the Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30 pm. The free lecture will be held in Hunter Studio, located in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark campus.
Ault will present the state of her research project, Testing the Limits: Archiving the Private Journals of Theodore J. Kaczynski. In 2011, via an online auction of Kaczynski’s personal belongings ordered by the U.S. Marshals Service, Ault obtained his journals and correspondence chronicling his life in the Montana wilderness. Ault is investigating how the papers complicate, amend, and contradict the public’s perception of the man known as the Unabomber; she is also archiving the collection.
Julie Ault is an independent researcher, artist, curator, writer, and editor who teaches on a visiting basis. She studies interrelationships between cultural production and politics, often addressing the intersection of archiving, memory, and historical representation.
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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