WILLIAMSTOWN --Darby English, the newly appointed Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, engages in a conversation with RAP Associate Director David Breslin on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. The conversation is free and open to the public and will be held at Stone Hill Center.
The conversation will touch on English’s intellectual interests and his past and current writing projects.
As Starr Director, English leads the program’s international agenda of intellectual events and collaborations and oversees the Clark’s library and its active residential scholars’ program, all based on the institute’s 140-acre campus. English graduated from Williams College in 1996 with a degree in art history and philosophy and earned a doctorate in visual and cultural studies from the University of Rochester in 2002. He taught modern and contemporary art and cultural studies at the University of Chicago from 2003 until assuming the Starr Director position. Previously, he served as the assistant director of the Research and Academic Program from 1999 through 2003.
English is the author of "How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness" (MIT Press, 2007). In addition to numerous articles, essays, and reviews, English is a co-editor of "Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress" (MIT Press, 2003; republished Rizzoli, 2007).
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