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For Immediate Release
June 3, 2021

CLARK ART INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC PROGRAM FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2021–2022

(Williamstown, Massachusetts) – The Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP) announces the appointment of its 2021–2022 class of fellows for the upcoming academic year. 

The Clark 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. Through RAP, the Clark hosts a residential fellowship program that welcomes top international scholars for periods ranging from two to nine months. To date, the community of Clark Fellows numbers more than 400 individuals hailing from thirty countries, forming a global network of scholars united through the shared experience of academic pursuits undertaken on the Clark’s Williamstown campus.

While in residency at the Clark, each fellow pursues an independent research project and presents a free public lecture related to their work. The Clark’s library collection—recognized as one of the leading art history libraries in the United States—serves as a central resource for researchers. Scholars live in apartments in a house close to the Clark’s campus, providing a collegial environment that fosters collaboration, ongoing dialogue, and exchange of ideas. 

Fellowships for the 2021–2022 academic year are awarded to:

Fall 2021 

Beinecke Short-Term Fellow: Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, Director of the Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project, Accra, Ghana

Clark Fellow: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Research Scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles, California, United States

Florence Gould Foundation Fellow: Roberto Conduru, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States

Beinecke Fellow: Cynthia Hahn, Hunter College, New York City, New York, United States

Clark Fellow: Keisha Oliver, University of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Center for Spain in America Fellow: Edward Payne, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellow: Irene Small, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Spring 2022

Critical Race Theory and Visual Culture Fellow: Vashti DuBois, The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Michael Ann Holly Fellow: Sarah Hamill, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, United States

Class of 1974 Fellow: Ingmar Lähnemann, Städtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany

Clark Fellow: Lisa Lee, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Clark Fellow: Christelle Lozère, Université des Antilles, Martinique

Caribbean Art and Its Diasporas Fellow: Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellow: Irene Small, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Support from the Center for Spain in America, the Florence Gould Foundation, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Manton Foundation, Prospect Hill Foundation, The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, and the Sperry Fund help to underwrite fellowships in RAP. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/rap.

ABOUT THE CLARK

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. 

For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

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