Archeologist Renata Holod to Speak October 22

For Immediate Release

October 09, 2002

Archeologist Renata Holod, Fall 2002 Visiting Clark Professor at Williams College, will speak at the Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, October 22, at 5:30 p.m. Holod's talk, entitled "Landscape: Between Display and Social Order," is sponsored by the Clark Art Institute and Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. Admission is free.

Holod is professor of the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania and curator of the Near Eastern section at the University Museum there. She has done archeological fieldwork in Syria, Iran, Morocco, Central Asia, Turkey, and Tunisia. Her publications include City in the Desert, Modern Turkish Architecture, and Architecture and Community: Building in the Islamic World Today.

The Clark Visiting Professorship was established in 1960 with a grant from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Each semester, a distinguished outside scholar serves as Clark Professor, teaching a graduate seminar and an undergraduate lecture course. The Graduate Program in the History of Art, jointly sponsored by the Clark Art Institute and Williams College, is one of the nation's leading M.A. programs in art history and has been part of the professional development of a significant number of directors of art museums, curators, and scholars. The program is served by the Clark's research library, one of the most comprehensive art history libraries in the world, which also supports other research and academic programs at the Institute, including an international fellowship program.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit

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