Grad Art

A collaboration between Williams and the Clark Art Institute

A Defining Experience

The Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art provides exemplary preparation for careers in the academy, museums, and associated fields. Our graduates credit their time here as a defining scholarly and professional experience.

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Our student body varies widely in age, experience, background, and nationality. We welcome applicants from outside the field of the history of art, and regardless of citizenship status. The Graduate Program awards numerous full financial aid packages. The application deadline is January 3, 2020.

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Events & Exhibitions

4/16

PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINAR WITH FATIMA FALL

Director of the Centre de Recherches et de Documentation du Senegal (CRDS) Fatima Fall presents “History of Conservation Practices at the CRDS.” The Centre IFAN (French Institute of Black Africa) was founded in 1943, following a decree that created subsidiary …

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4/17

CONSERVATION AND THE MAKING OF ART HISTORY

This conference will consider the role of conservation in the historiography of art history and how different approaches to loss, reintegration, authenticity, and temporality are central to writing about objects. A premise of this conference is that debates about conservation …

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4/19

A HISTORY OF PRISON PORTRAITS: LECTURE BY OLIVIER MESLAY

In this two-part lecture series, Hardymon Director Olivier Meslay explores the often-untold history of portraits painted, and more recently photographed, within prisons. Existing at the crossroads of politics, law, and identity, these portraits offer a unique opportunity to think simultaneously …

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