RAP Events

PROPOSE A scholarly convening 

In addition to public events, the Research and Academic Program invites scholars, museum professionals, and practitioners to submit proposals for semi-private colloquia and exhibition concept workshops. The intimate scale and closed-door format of these convenings allows for sustained inquiry into a particular subject, theme, or issue.

COLLOQUIA are small, semi-private gatherings of researchers who wish to discuss topics of mutual interest. Colloquia focus on an array of themes spanning the history and historiography of art.

EXHIBITION CONCEPT WORKSHOPS allow collaboration among curators and other museum professionals as they deepen and refine the ideas driving an exhibition. These workshops are generally planned to coincide with the earliest stage of exhibition development, when the ideas are still germinal.


These convenings are held year-around at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. The topic need not relate to the Clark or its collection in any way. RAP organizes and covers all logistical aspects of these programs, including round-trip travel, accommodation, hospitality, and honoraria for invited participants. 


Proposals for colloquia and exhibition concept workshops are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted at any time. Please note that these convenings are scheduled one to two years out from the time of proposal.

Please only fill this out if there is a 2nd Convener