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11/14

Lecture: Andrew Scherer

Mellon Decade Fellow Andrew K. Scherer presents “Baak: The Qualities and Craft of Ancient Maya Bone.” This illustrated lecture explores the materiality of human and animal bone among the Pre-Columbian Maya (ca. 400 BCE to 1502 CE). The importance of …

10/31

Lecture: Christopher Heuer

Christopher Heuer presents “Arctic Ink.” When a mysterious cache of sixteenth-century Netherlandish engravings was found in the Arctic circle in 1870, many questions arose. What do such objects, for example, tell us about narratives of Renaissance globalization? About “cultural exchange” …

10/17

Lecture: Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, “Slave Portraiture”

Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellow Agnes Lugo-Ortiz presents, “Slave Portraiture at the Thresholds of Emancipation (A Caribbean Meditation).” This talk will address the visualization of enslaved subjects in portraiture during the period of emancipation in the Caribbean. It will underscore the conflictive …

9/26

Lecture: Victoria Rovine–“Cloth and Colonialism”

Clark Fellow Victoria Rovine presents “Cloth and Colonialism: France, French West Africa, and the Construction of Cultures.” Cloth’s soft, pliable nature makes it an improbable vehicle for the assertion of power, yet it played a singular role in the history …

9/12

Lecture: Matthew Jesse Jackson– “Everythingism”

Beinecke Fellow Matthew Jesse Jackson presents “Everythingism.” It could be argued that the most compelling art is no longer defined by particular media (painting, sculpture, photography, video), or by particular subjects (portraiture, landscape, still life, devotional image), or by particular …

4/18

Fellows Lecture–Tamara Sears: “Wilderness Urbanisms”

Clark Fellow Tamara Sears presents “Wilderness Urbanisms: Architecture, Landscape, and Travel in Southern Asia.” In the early 1340s, the sultan of Delhi tasked the famed Moroccan traveler, Ibn Battuta, with the job of accompanying a group of Mongol emissaries on …

4/4

Fellows Lecture–Delinda Collier: “Natural Media”

Mellon Decade Fellow Delinda Collier presents “Natural Media—Light, Water, and Wind—in Souleymane Cissé’s Finye (1982) and Yeelen (1987) .” Cissé’s un-commonsense proposition about “new” mediums is that they are both reducible to natural media and arbitrarily connected to language. This …

3/15

Fellows Lecture–Ivan Gerát: “Image, Narrative, and Mentality”

Clark Fellow Ivan Gerát presents “Image, Narrative, and Mentality: Recent Perspectives in Approaching Medieval Pictorial Legends.” The role of narratives in creative artistic processes and their influence on the historical functions of images open many fascinating questions in art history …

3/7

Fellows lecture–Jeehee Hong: Framing Affect and Vision in Middle-Period China

Kress Fellow in the Literature of Art Jeehee Hong presents “Framing Affect and Vision in Middle-Period China.” This paper addresses how emotional expressions were shaped in material form through various modes of visual and spatial experiences in middle-period China (ninth–fourteenth …

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2/28

Fellows lecture–Marden Fitzpatrick Nichols “The Painted Stage”

Clark/Oakley Fellow Marden Nichols presents “The Painted Stage: Drama in Pictures and Pictures in Drama at Rome.” Despite the undeniable importance of sound and song to dramatic performances, the ancient Romans referred to their audiences as spectatores, or viewers. This …

10/13

Catriona MacLeod lecture–What’s the matter with Romantic Sculpture?

In her recent research, Catriona MacLeod (University of Pennsylvania) examines the question of why sculpture is both intensively discussed and yet rendered immaterial in German literature. She focuses on three forms of disappearance: sculpture’s vanishing as a legitimate art form …

10/25

Scholar lecture: Stephanie Porras, “Maerten de Vos”

Mellon Decade Fellow Stephanie Porras presents “Maerten de Vos and the Renaissance In-between.” Maerten de Vos was a sixteenth-century Flemish artist who worked in Italy, a double convert (to Lutheranism before returning to Catholicism), and an export artist whose work …

10/18

Scholar lecture: Avinoam Shalem, “When Nature Becomes Ideology”

Robert Sterling Clark Professor Avinoam Shalem presents “When Nature Becomes Ideology: Disclosing the Ruined Landscapes of Palestine (after 1947).” When Nature Becomes Ideology focuses on the topography of Palestine’s rural landscape after 1947. The modern era and especially the age …

10/4

Scholar Lecture: Martha Buskirk, “The Convenient Fiction of Authors”

Clark Fellow Martha Buskirk presents “The Convenient Fiction of Authorship (On the Interwined Fortunes of Art and Copyright).” Arguing that it is impossible to understand modern and contemporary art without taking into account articulations of intangible value that are the …

3/1

Clark Lecture: Juliet Koss

Clark Fellow Juliet Koss presents “Model Soviet Time Machines.” Tuesday, March 1, 2016 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Hunter Studio, Lunder Center at Stone Hill, 225 South Street

3/15

Fellows Lecture–Molly Warnock: “Simon Hantaï after Pliage.”

Drawn from Warnock’s current work-in-progress, this talk proposes a new reading of Hantaï’s oeuvre from the lens of these largely unfamiliar and rarely exhibited investigations. Tuesday, March 15, 5:30-6:30 Hunter Studio, Lunder Center at Stone Hill 225 South St Williamstown, …

12/1

Joanna Smith lecture: Buried, Layered, Lasting, and Lost: Bronze Age Perspectives on the History of Art”

Clark Fellow Joanna Smith presents “Buried, Layered, Lasting, and Lost: Bronze Age Perspectives on the History of Art. Tuesday, December 1  5:30pm Hunter Studio, Lunder Center at Stone Hill, 225 South Street

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.