For Immediate Release
March 14, 2024


(Williamstown, Massachusetts)—The Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP) announces the appointment of its 2024–2025 class of Fellows for summer 2024 and 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 430 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.

“Every year, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of our new Fellows—they come from around the world, each an expert in their own unique field of art history. And yet, it is a pleasure to see how, without fail, resonances emerge across time and space and media. Through lectures and seminars and convivial casual moments around a dinner table, these conversations nourish our Clark community. Our Fellows shape and reshape all of our scholarly and creative lives in essential and enduring ways,” said Caroline Fowler, Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program. 

While in residency at the Clark, Fellows pursue independent research projects that span a wide variety of topics and pursuits, including writing, conceptualizing exhibitions, and studying emerging trends and issues in art history. 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. 

“The Fellows program is one of the most distinctive aspects of the Clark’s work,” said Olivier Meslay, Hardymon Director of the Clark. “These individuals come to Williamstown from across the globe, bringing new perspectives, rigorous academic inquiries, and incredible enthusiasm and energy to their work here. The exchange of ideas is critical to continued scholarly pursuits and the opportunity for our museum staff and the students in the Williams/Clark Graduate Program in the History of Art to engage with them is invaluable, providing an exceptional platform for learning and mentoring.”

Fellowships for 2024–2025 are awarded to:

Summer (July–August 2024)
Clark Fellows: Emilie Boone, New York University; Carina Del Valle Schorske, independent scholar, translator, and contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine
Beinecke Short-Term Fellow: Nikki A. Greene, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Fall (September–December 2024)
Clark Fellows: Adrian Anagnost, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; Claire Bosc-Tiessé, Centre national de la recherche scientifique/National Centre for Scientific Research, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris, France; Ren Ellis Neyra, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Every Page Foundation Fellow: María Isabel Baldasarre, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Clark / Oakley Humanities Fellow: Darius Bost, University of Illinois at Chicago
Beinecke Fellow: Andil Gosine, York University, Toronto, Canada

Spring (February–June 2025)
Michael Ann Holly Fellow: Inês Beleza-Barreiros, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal
Clark / Oakley Humanities Fellow: Darius Bost, University of Illinois at Chicago
Clark Short-Term Fellow: Roula Matar, École nationale supérieure d’architecture (ENSA) de Versailles, Versailles, France
Class of 1974 Fellow: Ulla Holmquist Pachas, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Museo Larco, Lima, Peru
Caribbean Art and its Diasporas Fellow: David Scott, Columbia University, New York
Center for Spain in America Fellow: Holly Trusted, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Futures Fellow: Svitlana Tymkiv, City Museum of Lviv, Ukraine

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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 some 300,000 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. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Admission is free January through March and is $20 from March through December; admission is free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is also available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.

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