WILLIAMSTOWN --The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP), led by newly appointed Starr Director Darby English, announces a full schedule of events through December. All events are free and open to the public, and all are held at Stone Hill Center unless otherwise noted.
Feedback: Notes on the Behavioral Turn
Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m.
A lecture by Clark Fellow Judith Rodenbeck, professor of modern and contemporary art at Sarah Lawrence College.
Piero della Francesca’s Madonna Enthroned with Four Angels:
The Spiritual Perspective
of Her Heavenly Palace
Sept. 27, 5:30 pm
Samuel Edgerton, Amos Lawrence Professor Art History Emeritus, Williams College, kicks off the Clark’s Symposium "Science, Ethics, and the Transformations of Art in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries." The della Francesca painting will be on view at the Stone Hill Center galleries, which will remain open until 5:30 p.m.
Science, Ethics, and the Transformations of Art
in the 13th and 14th Centuries
Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.
This Clark Symposium - convened by Herbert L. Kessler of Johns Hopkins University, and Richard Newhauser of Arizona State University, Tempe - examines developments in later medieval art as part of the same continuum of transformations that were taking place in natural philosophy and moral theology.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute offers an independent Research and Academic Program designed to encourage fresh approaches to the understanding of objects and issues from a variety of periods and genres of art. Clark Conferences, Symposia, Lectures, Seminars, Colloquia, and Conversations focus on vital topics in the field, addressing questions that contribute to a broader public understanding of the role of visual art in culture. The Clark also awards visiting fellowships and cosponsors the Graduate Program in the History of Art with Williams College.
The Clark is located at 225 South St. Galleries are closed to Sept. 20; Stone Hill Center galleries open Sept. 21. Admission to the Clark is $15. Call 413-458-2303 for additional information. Admission is free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458-2303.