2013-2014 Events


Scholar Lectures

5:30 pm in the Stone Hill Hunter Studio

  • Judith Rodenbeck: “Feedback: Notes on the Behavioral Turn”
    Tuesday Sept. 24
  • Romy Golan: “Campo Urbano, September 21, 1969”
    Tuesday Oct. 1
  • Ian Balfour: “Over the Top: On Some Dynamics of the Visual and Verbal Sublime (and Writing about It)”
    Tuesday Oct. 22
  • Francesca Dal Lago: “Were There Women Artists in Modern China?”
    Tuesday Nov. 5
  • Suzanne Preston Blier: “Imaging Amazons: In and Out of Africa”
    Tuesday Nov. 19
  • Roberto Tejada: “Everything I See Needs Rearranging”
    Tuesday Dec. 3
  • Ruth Phillips: “Seeing through Translation: Wampums, Monstrances and Conversions in Seventeenth-Century New York”
    Tuesday Feb. 18
  • Terry Smith: “Worlds Pictured by Contemporary Artists”
    Tuesday March 4, 2014
  • Eric Michaud: “Art as a Preparation for Danger”
    Tuesday March 18, 2014
  • Juliane Rebentisch: “The Contemporaneity of Contemporary Art”
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Mark Phillips: “What is the ‘History’ in History Painting?”
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  • Maria Stavrinaki: “Prehistorical Modernity: The Interwar Paradigms”
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • Michael Ann Holly: “Painted Presence, Painted Silence” 
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014
  • Simon Leung: “Breezy Jack: Rumination on a Connecticut Yankee from the Qing Dynasty Court”
    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Public Lectures

  • Meeting with Anselm Kiefer
    Thursday Sept. 26, 2:45-4:00 pm, Faison and Bloedel Galleries, WCMA
  • Robert Sterling Clark Professor Lecture
    Rebecca Zorach: Nature Imitates Nature: Paradoxes of Intention and Artifice in Early Modern Europe”

    Tuesday Dec. 10, 5:30 pm, Stone Hill Hunter Studio
  • Curatorial Practice Today: A Conversation with Darsie Alexander
    Wednesday, April 16, 7 pm  Williams College Museum of Art
  • Lenett Lecture
    Melissa Horn, Williams M.A. Class of 2014 “When the Grit Hits the Fan: Oldenberg, Pop, and the Conservation of the Everyday”
    Wednesday, May 7, 5:30 pm, Stone Hill Hunter Studio

Clark Conversations

5:30 pm in the Stone Hill Hunter Studio

  • Darby English
    Thursday Sept. 12
  • Georges Didi-Huberman
    Tuesday Oct. 8
  • Julie Ault
    Wednesday Nov. 13

Colloquia & Symposia

  • Clark Mellon Colloquium with Asia Art Archive Workshop: Fields of Legibility
    Friday-Saturday Sept. 13-14
  • Clark Symposium: “Science, Ethics, and the Transformations of Art in the 13th and 14th Centuries”
    Friday-Saturday Sept 27-28
  • Clark Colloquium: “Portraiture and Materiality”
    Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19
  • Art Department Colloquium
    Hana van der Kolk: “Curious Bodies”

    Thursday Oct. 31, 4-5 pm, Spencer 112
  • Art Department Colloquium
    Nick Zammuto: “Triangulation”

    Thursday Nov. 13, 4:15-5:15 pm, Lawrence 3
  • Art Department Colloquium
    Kevin Murphy: “Virtual Thinking: Planning an Installation of American Art from WCMA’s Collection”

    Thursday Dec. 4, 4:15-5:15 pm, Lawrence 3
  • Clark Mellon Enabling the Curator Colloquium
    Power and Majesty: The Art of Kongo Masters
    March 7-8, 2014
  • Clark Mellon 3 Setting the Agenda Colloquium
    Transnational Collaborative Art and Visual Studies Criticism
    March 21-22, 2014


Great Art on Film Series

3:00 pm in the Clark Auditorium

  • Vermeer and Music
    Sunday Oct. 20

Events for Grad Students

  • Welcome Party for Clark Visiting Professor Rebecca Zorach and the Incoming Class
    Wednesday Sept. 18
  • Object Workshop:
    Michael Conforti
    Director, The Clark
    April 7, 2014
  • WCMA and Graduate Art History Event:
    Darsie Alexander, (MA ’91)
    The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
    “Curatorial Practice Today”
    April 17-18
  • Object Workshop:
    Michael Conforti
    Director, The Clark
    April 21, 2014
  • Object Workshop:
    Douglas Nickel
    “Nineteenth Century Photographic Processes”
    Andrea V. Rosenthal Professor of Modern Art, Brown University
    History of Photography and Modern Art
    April 28, 2014
  • Proseminar Event:
    “Art Writing Panel”
    Brian Boucher, critic and editor for Art In America, Cate McQuaid, art critic for the Boston Globe, and Tod Lippy, editor and executive director of Esopus, discuss with Graduate Students the varied kinds and forms of writing for and about art
    May 2, 2014, Clark Penthouse West Lounge
  • Object Workshop:
    Stephen Bann
    “Print Culture in the Nineteenth Century”
    Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Bristol University, United Kingdom
    May 13, 2014
  • Nineteenth Annual Graduate Art History Symposium
    June 6, 2014