Art Scholar to Lecture at the Clark
A free lecture titled “A Decade in League with the Clark: a Story of Better Art History Between Evanston and Williamstown in Nine Acts” will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, at the Clark Art Institute. Hollis Clayson, professor of art history and Bergen Evans professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, shares how her long relationship with the Clark has helped to shape her recent scholarship and perspectives on art.
Clayson is an art historian who specializes in nineteenth-century Europe, especially France, and trans-atlantic exchanges between France and the United States. Over a period of ten years, she has engaged with the Clark Art Institute in a number of ways: she was twice a Clark Scholar; a Robert Sterling Clark visiting professor in 2005 and an external reviewer of the Williams College graduate program’s ‘History of Art;’ the co-curator of the ‘Electric Paris’ exhibition at the Clark; and the co-organizer of the Clark symposium ‘Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century? The Painting of Modern Life Now.’
The lecture is the fourth in the ‘Clark Inspired’ series, celebrating people whose careers have been influenced by the Clark and by the Williamstown art community. The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Mass. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call