A podcast from the Research and Academic Program

What does it mean to make art history? Today more than ever, we must consider the role of art in society, how knowledge is shared (or obscured), and the way histories are made—and unmade. In the Foreground: Conversations on Art & Writing asks these questions, while also considering the personal stakes of scholarship. Each episode offers a lively, in-depth look into the life and mind of scholar or artist working with art historical or visual material. Discussions touch on guests’ current research projects, career paths, and significant texts, mentors, and experiences that have shaped their thinking. We invite you to join us in and listen in on these conversations about the stakes of doing art history today. 

In the Foreground is available on iTunes, Spotify, and anywhere else you may listen to podcasts.

Tune in to our other mini-series, In the Foreground: Object Studies, in which art historians offer short meditations on a single work of art.


In the Foreground is hosted by Caro Fowler and produced by Caitlin Woolsey and Caro Fowler, with music by lightchaser, editing by John Buteyn, and additional support provided by Jessie Sentivan and Annie Jun. 

The podcast, like other programs at the Clark, is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these interviews do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.