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Anonymous (Italian [Sienese], second half of 14th Century) , The Virgin and Child with Saint Dominic, Saint Catherine, and Donor , second half of 14th century. Tempera on panel, 46.4 x 24.9 cm. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts (1968.295)

Research and Academic Program

Upcoming ClarkNOW Research and Academic Program events include:

  • Williamstown: The 2013 Clark Symposium, Science, Ethics, and the Transformations of Art in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries (September 28, 2013), explores the history of theories of vision and optical science in later-medieval art. This event is co-convened by Herbert L. Kessler, John Hopkins University, and Richard G. Newhauser, Arizona State University. This is a free, public event.
  • Williamstown: Williamstown: The 2013 Clark “Encouraging the Curator” Colloquium, Time and Variability in African Art (October 4-5, 2013), considers the use of time as medium, as practice, and as meaning in African art. This event is convened by Karen E. Milbourne, National Museum of African Art. A free, public discussion concludes the colloquium on October 5, 2013. 
  • Williamstown: The 2013 Clark Colloquium, Portraiture and Materiality (October 18-19, 2013), questions how materials culture is depicted and registered in portraiture, to what degree art historians should engage with these significances, and considers how the ‘portrait as material’ may be understood as part of a wider study of material and visual culture. This event is co-convened by Viccy Coltman, University of Edinburgh, and Marcia Pointon, University of Manchester. A free, public discussion concludes the colloquium on October 19, 2013.