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12/3

Lecture–Mary Cassatt’s Prints: Experiments in Understanding–Nancy Mowll Mathews

Art historian Nancy Mowll Mathews, Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator, Emerita at the Williams College Museum of Art, explores how Impressionist artist Mary Cassatt worked with preliminary states (stages in the development of a print), which the esteemed print scholar William …

11/5

Color, Light, and Movement in the Dances of Loïe Fuller–Jody Sperling

In this special artist demonstration, New York-based choreographer and dancer Jody Sperling presents a performance of solo dances in tribute to Loïe Fuller (1862–1928), a visionary artist whose performances drew on the light-play of Impressionism to create a new dance …

11/5

Opening Lecture: The Impressionist Line–Jay Clarke

In the opening lecture for the special exhibition The Impressionist Line: From Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Jay A. Clarke considers the hallmarks of “the impressionist line” by exploring works from the exhibition, including luminous …

11/28

Deborah Rothschild To Speak on Memorial Monument to Lynching Victims

The Equal Justice Initiative creates the country’s first national memorial to the victims of lynching. Deborah Rothschild is consulting curator to the Equal Justice Initiative and former senior curator at the Williams College Museum of Art. She will discuss the …

10/21

Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art: Clifford Owens

Clifford Owens presents “Your Head is Attached to Your Body” as this year’s Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art. Clifford Owens is an artist, writer, and curator. Influenced by performance art practices of the 1960s, he is known for live …

10/30

Lecture: Spyros Papapetros–“Ornament and Evolution”

Spyros Papapetros, associate professor of history and theory of architecture at Princeton University, presents “Ornament and Evolution.” Enmeshed with the life histories of flourishing or atrophying social, political, and cultural organisms, turn-of-the-century discussions of the controversial topic of ornamentation invited …

6/17

Peter Trippi Lecture: From the Vanderbilts to Candid Camera

Few artists’ legacies have experienced the extreme highs and lows accorded to Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema over the last century. Since the 1980s, private collectors and museum curators have rediscovered Alma-Tadema’s many charms. Peter Trippi, co-curator of a large Alma-Tadema exhibition …

6/11

Opening Lecture: Picasso’s Creative Collaborations

This talk by Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Sculpture Jay A. Clarke investigates how Picasso’s creative collaborations fueled and strengthened his art. We often think of Pablo Picasso as the ultimate artist genius, working alone in his studio, but he …

5/4

Opening Lecture: Ecologies, Agents, Terrains — Clark Conference

The Clark Conference “Ecologies, Agents, Terrains” begins its two-day conference with a presentation by Ghana ThinkTank. Ghana ThinkTank (GTT) is an artist collective known for its unconventional approach to negotiating social conflicts. Using a blend of public art and community …

6/4

Opening Lecture: Orchestrating Elegance

Co-curators Kathleen Morris and Alexis Goodin share stories behind the creation of the exhibition and show how this project brings back to life one of the great interiors of the Gilded Age.   Sunday, June 4, 2017 3:00 pm-4:30 pm …

4/13

Envisioning Curatorial Practice: Sarah Schultz

What does it mean to “curate the social”? Schultz’s talk will explore the role of social interaction and creative participation in contemporary museum practice. Currently an independent curator and public engagement consultant, she served as Director of Education and Curator …

4/11

Lynette Wallworth: Collisions

Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist known for her immersive multimedia installations, which focus on the interactivity between humans and the natural world. Her most recent work is Collisions, a virtual reality investigation into the first contact between an indigenous Australian …

4/23

Opening Lecture–Lara Yeager-Crasselt on “Looking North and South”

In this lecture, “Looking Anew at European Prints and Drawings,” curator Lara Yeager-Crasselt introduces the exhibition Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500–1650. Highlighting Dutch, Flemish, German, and Italian prints and drawings from the Clark’s permanent collection, Yeager-Crasselt …

3/26

Public Lecture–Julie Nelson Davis: Ukiyo-e Prints: Images of the Floating World

Professor of History of Art Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania, presents a lecture on ukiyo-e (“images of the floating world”) prints, considering their subject matter, networks of production, and the historical context in which they were created. Sunday, March 26, …

2/28/2017
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3/5

Opening Lecture for “An Inner World”: Lara Yeager-Crasselt

In the opening lecture for An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting, curator Lara Yeager-Crasselt explores the innovations in genre painting that emerged in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic. Focusing on the significant developments in subject matter and technique pioneered by …

2/19

Conversation with Kathleen Morris and Alexis Goodin: Planning the Burrows Gallery of American Decorative Arts

Kathleen Morris, curator of decorative arts, and Alexis Goodin, curatorial research associate, give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into planning the Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery of American decorative arts, an installation over six years in the making. Their conversation …

4/25

Public Lecture–Mary Roberts: “An Orientalist Gesamtkunstwerk?”

Robert Sterling Clark Professor Mary Roberts presents “An Orientalist Gesamtkunstwerk? Frederic Leighton’s Arab Hall.” Throughout his career British artist Lord Frederic Leighton traveled extensively across the Near East amassing an exceptional collection of Islamic art. Distancing himself from prevailing conventions …

12/8

VaNatta Ford and Brynn Hatton talk on Jean-Michel Basquiat

VaNatta Ford (Assistant Professor, Africana Studies) and Brynn Hatton (Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History) host an informal conversation on Jean-Michel Basquiat and the dynamic cultural spheres that informed his multi-disciplinary practice circa 1983, the year he made “Defacement: The Death …

12/2

Tomashi Jackson Artist Lecture

Public lecture by artist Tomashi Jackson, sponsored by the Art Department. Jackson will speak about her new work, The Subliminal is Now, in which she utilizes painting, photography, video, and fibers in order to investigate and visualize the relationships between …

12/11

Jay Clarke-Opening Lecture for “Japanese Impressions”

Exhibition curator Jay A. Clarke provides an introduction to Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection, followed by a conversation between Clarke and Adele Rodbell, the collector who made a gift of sixty-three Japanese prints to the …

11/20

Public Lecture–Robin Kelsey: “Finding Remains: The Process of Discovery in Early Photography”

Robin Kelsey, dean of arts and humanities and Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography at Harvard University, presents “Finding Remains: The Process of Discovery in Early Photography,” the opening lecture for Photography and Discovery. Kelsey, a former Clark Professor at …

11/4/2016
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11/13

Olivier Meslay: Director’s Talk

Olivier Meslay, Felda and Dena Hardymon Director, gives his first public talk since assuming his role earlier this year. Meslay, the fifth director of the Clark, discusses the Institute and his plans for its future. Sunday, November 13, 2016 1:00 pm-2:30 …

11/12

Annabelle Selldorf Talk

Annabelle Selldorf, the architect for the Manton Research Center’s redesign, talks about her practice and her work. A conversation follows with curators Kathleen Morris and Jay A. Clarke, librarian Susan Roeper, and Research and Academic Program Director Emeritus Michael Ann …

10/22

The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art: Sharon Hayes

Sharon Hayes’s work in performance, video, and installation draws from historical examples of activism and protest to interrogate the present political climate. She tackles issues such as gay rights, gender construction, and militarism, often performing archival documentation in new or …

11/18

Sebastian Smee on The Art of Rivalry

The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize winning art critic Sebastian Smee visits the Clark to discuss his acclaimed new work, The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art. Friday, Nov. 18  7-8:30pm Conforti Pavilion

9/30

Conversation With Susana Martinez-Conde

Dr. Martinez-Conde will use paintings from the exhibition Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado to talk about behavioral insights developed by Old Masters and how they used or challenged perceptual cues in their work. The program is hosted …

7/10

Creating “Sensing Place”

Join curators Mark C. Taylor, Professor of Religion at Columbia University, and Henry W. Art, Robert F. Rosenburg Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Williams College, for the opening lecture of Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 3:00 pm-4:30 …

6/19

Nudity and Nakedness in Renaissance Europe

University of Edinburgh art historian and Renaissance specialist Jill Burke explores the emergence and evolution of the nude in the Renaissance. SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016 3:00 pm-4:30 pm MICHAEL CONFORTI PAVILION

6/11

Public lecture: Unveiling the Nude: The Story of Splendor, Myth, and Vision

Miguel Falomir, deputy director of the Museo Nacional del Prado, Tom Loughman, director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (formerly associate director at the Clark), and Lara Yeager-Crasselt, Clark interim curator of paintings and sculpture, reveal the …

5/16/2016
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5/22

Meredith Chilton Lecture: Stolen Secrets: Vienna Baroque Porcelain of Du Paquier

Porcelain expert Meredith Chilton discusses the whimsical and exuberant porcelain produced in Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier’s eighteenth-century Viennese porcelain factory, highlighting examples from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection that are currently on loan to the Clark. Sunday, May 22, …

5/12

Sharon Rotbard Lecture – White City Black City: Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa

Lecture by Sharon Rotbard, Israeli architect, author, and publisher. The history of Tel Aviv, presented for a moment as an architectural history, can be seen as a part of a wider process in which the physical shaping of Tel Aviv and …

6/1

Frank Oakley to lecture: Savonarola and the Florentine Millennial Dream

Francis Oakley, interim director of the Clark and a noted historian, presents “In the Footsteps of Fra Angelico: Savonarola and the Florentine Millennial Dream.” Oakley addresses the dramatic rise and tragic fall of Girolamo Savonarola (1452–98) as a religious reformer …

5/10

Judith M. Lenett Memorial Lecture

Julia Silverman, Judith M. Lenett Memorial Fellow, Williams College M.A. Class of 2016, presents the results of her year-long conservation work in the 22nd Annual Lenett Lecture. Her project at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC) involves the research and …

11/21

The Challenge of Surrealism

Christian Thorne moderates a panel discussion to mark the publication of The Challenge of Surrealism: The Correspondence of Theodor W. Adorno and Elisabeth Lenk, edited and translated by Susan H. Gillespie. Saturday, November 21  3-4pm Conforti Pavilion, The Clark Center

12/8

Spyros Papapetros lecture: “The Prearchitectonic Condition: Architecture Before Architecture”

Clark Fellow Spyros Papapetros presents “The Prearchitectonic Condition: Architecture Before Architecture.” Tuesday, December 8  5:30pm   Hunter Studio, Lunder Center at Stone Hill 225 South St

11/10

Maureen Shanahan lecture: “The Orientalist and the Asylum: Gaëtan Gatain de Clérambault’s Veiled Photography”

Clark Fellow Maureen Shanahan presents a lecture: “The Orientalist and the Asylum: Gaëtan Gatain de Clérambault’s Veiled Photography.” Tuesday, November 10 5:30pm Hunter Studio,  Lunder Center at Stone Hill,  225 South Street

9/30

Jeff Speck: “Walkable City” Annual Whitney Stoddard Memorial Lecture

Speck, a graduate of Williams College, is a city planner and urban designer who advocates internationally for more walkable cities. He served as director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007. “Walkable City” was …

10/27

Clark Lecture: Mary Roberts, Transcultural Objects: Islamic Art and Artist-Collector Networks

Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor Mary Roberts presents a lecture, “Transcultural Objects: Islamic Art and Artist-collector Networks, 1860–1890.” It will take place at 5:30pm Tuesday, October 27th in the Hunter Studio of the Lunder Center, Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street.

5/5

Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America

Tuesday, May 5 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm Lawrence Hall, 231 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Williamstown, MA 01267 Matika Wilbur, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading photographers and a member of the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes, has exhibited extensively in regional, …

4/30

Visual Representations of Resistance: Revelation, Guadalupe and East Los Angeles

Thursday, April 30 at 6:30pm to 7:40pm Griffin Hall, Room 5 Prof. David A. Sánchez of Loyola Marymount University will discuss practices of resistance in visual imaginaries in both the biblical Book of Revelation and Guadalupan murals in East Los …

3/1

Machine Age Modernism-Opening Lecture by Jay Clarke

Opening lecture for the exhibition Machine Age Modernism: Prints from the Daniel Corwin Collection by Jay Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs Sunday, March 1, 2015 3:00-4:30  Clark Center West Pavilion

9/18

Radical Words: Material Worlds

Christopher Nugent and Eden Dekel discuss a wide range of themes related to the Shanghai bronzes and the Magna Carta, both on exhibit at the Clark. Thursday, September 18, 2014 5pm Manton Research Center Auditorium at the Clark

9/21

The Clark in the World

A Conversation with Kavita Singh, Patrick Flores, and Michael Conforti Sunday, September 21, 2014  3:00 pm Manton Research Center Auditorium at the Clark