Art Critic Michael Fried to Speak at the Clark November 11 And 12

For Immediate Release

November 05, 2004

Influential art critic Michael Fried will give a Clark Lecture at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Thursday, November 11, at 5:30 p.m. His topic will be Roland Barthes's complex and influential views on photography, as expressed in his Camera Lucida. On Friday, November 12, at 5:30 p.m., Fried will discuss his career and ideas in a Clark Conversation with fall 2004 Clark Fellow Stephen Bann. The two programs are sponsored by the Clark's Research and Academic Program and are free and open to the public.

Michael Fried, J. R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities at the Johns Hopkins University, is one of the most distinguished art historians and critics in America. Celebrated for his studies of Manet and Courbet, his interests range from Caravaggio to contemporary photography.

Stephen Bann is professor of the history of art at the University of Bristol. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Paul Delaroche: History Painted (London and Princeton, 1997), and Parallel Lines: Printmakers, Painters, and Photographers in Nineteenth-Century France (New Haven and London, 2001).

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MassachusettsFor more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu

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