Ohio State University's Julia F. Andrews to Present Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor Lecture February 7

For Immediate Release

January 25, 2006

Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor Julia F. Andrews will present “Modernity in Black and White: China’s New Print Movement Between the Wars” on Tuesday, February 7. This free 5:30 pm lecture will be held in the café at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

Andrews is Wiant Professor in the History of Asian Art and director of the East Asian Studies Center at the Ohio State University, and the current Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor at Williams College.  She was awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship in Japan for “Cross-Cultural Modernities in Japanese and Chinese Art” in 2003-04. Andrews received her Ph.D. in the history of art at the University of California, Berkeley.  Her book Painters and Politics in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1979 was awarded the 1996 Joseph Levenson Prize for the best book on 20th-century Chinese studies. 

The Clark is one of the country’s foremost art museums and also a dynamic center for research and higher education in art history and criticism. The Institute is one of only a few art museums in the U.S. that is also a major research and academic center, with an international fellowship program and regular conferences, symposia, and colloquia, and an important art research library. The Clark, together with Williams College, jointly sponsors one of the nation’s leading M.A. programs in art history, which has been part of the professional development of a significant number of directors of art museums, curators, and scholars. The Institute encompasses one of the most comprehensive art history libraries in the world.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August).  Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.



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