Who We Are

Caroline Fowler

Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program

Caroline Fowler is the Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program at the Clark and teaches in the Graduate Program in the History of Art at Williams College. She is the author of Drawing and the Senses: An Early Modern History (Harvey Miller Series in Baroque Art, 2016) and The Art of Paper: From the Holy Lands to the Americas (Yale University Press, 2019). She is a specialist in the early modern period with a focus on the materiality of prints and drawings, philosophies of conservation, the archive and its absences, and the failures and necessities of global art history. Her research has been supported by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the Getty Research Institute, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Historians of Netherlandish Art. She also hosts the podcast In the Foreground: Conversations on Art & Writing

Caitlin Woolsey


Caitlin Woolsey specializes in the historical confluence of visual art, performance, and media in the twentieth century. She is preparing a book manuscript that examines how the integration of sound transformed intermedia artistic practices in the decades following the Second World War. Caitlin received her PhD from Yale University and holds an MA in philosophy and the arts from Stony Brook University. At the Clark, she helps organize colloquia and workshops and facilitates fellows’ seminars. She manages RAP’s newsletter and co-produces the new podcast In the Foreground. In addition, she works closely with students and interns from the Graduate Program in the History of Art.