April 25, 2019
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Nora Rosengarten, the Judith M. Lenett Memorial Fellow, Williams College MA Class of 2019, presents the Judith M. Lenett Memorial Lecture at the Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, May 14 at 5 pm. The free lecture will be held in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus.

Rosengarten discusses the subject of her yearlong conservation fellowship at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center: two early-nineteenth century globes produced by Josiah Loring in Boston, Massachusetts from the collection of Williams College’s Chapin Library. Among the first made in America, Loring’s globes offer insight into nineteenth-century conceptions of empire, outer space, and travel, while commanding aesthetic fascination. A reception follows the talk.


Each academic year, the Judith M. Lenett Memorial Fellowship is awarded to a second-year student in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art.

The fellowship allows recipients to explore issues of conservation in the field of American art. Working closely with Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC) conservators, each fellow spends two semesters conserving and researching an American art object. The work culminates in a research paper, public lecture, and article in the WACC publication Art Conservator. The Lenett Memorial Fund was established by the family and friends of the late Judith Lenett, a candidate for the MA degree in the class of 1983, to provide lectures and seminars in American art and its conservation. The fellowship is jointly administered by WACC, Williams College, and the Clark Art Institute.


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 275,000 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, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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