The Research and Academic Program organizes a variety of scholarly events throughout the year that are free and open to the public. These events include lectures by our fellows in residence, talks by invited scholars, curatorial roundtables, and other special events, in addition to the biannual Clark Conference.
September 26, 2023—Two “Artwork Essays,” or the Fate of Raphael’s Sistine Madonna in the Twentieth Century with Brigid Doherty (Princeton University / Clark Fellow)
October 3, 2023—Video’s Posthistorical Memory and Colonial Representation with Elena Shtromberg (University of Utah / Clark Fellow)
October 24, 2023—Architecture and Experience in the Seventeenth-century Spanish World with Jesús Escobar (Northwestern University / Center for Spain in America Fellow)
November 29, 2023—Curating British Art: A Conversation with Olivier Meslay (Dena and Felda Hardymon Director of the Clark)
November 30, 2023—British Art 1750–1919: Reflections and Futures Symposium
December 5, 2023—Rerouting Indian Modernism: Rabindranath Tagore's Pirate Surrealism and the 1930 Paris Exhibition with Rakhee Balaram (State University of New York-Albany / Michael Ann Holly Fellow)
February 27, 2024—Littoral Law: The Cosmosis Of Charles Gaines’s Manifestos 4 and Sky Box II (2020) with Sora Han (University of California, Irvine / Critical Race Theory and Visual Culture Fellow)
March 5, 2024—Image Made Flesh: Black Representation, Material Archives, and Contemporary Desire with Erica Moiah James (University of Miami / Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellow)
April 2, 2024—Beneath the Buddha: Cosmologies and Icon Pedestals in Ancient Japan with Cynthea J. Bogel (Kyushu University / Clark Fellow)
April 9, 2024—Edgar Degas on the Life of Matter and the Matter of Art with Michelle Foa (Tulane University / Florence Gould Foundation Fellow)
April 30, 2024—Where are Black Brazilian Artists in the History of Afro-diasporic Art? with Igor Simões (State University of Rio Grande do Sul / Clark Fellow)
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RAP also organizes and invites proposals for year-round scholarly colloquia and exhibition concept workshops. These more intimate, semi-private convenings allow for sustained inquiry into a particular subject or theme. You may find more information about how to propose a scholarly convenings here.