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Michale Roth to give Clark Lecture October 11

For Immediate Release

October 10, 2000

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA (October 5, 2000) – Michael Roth, president of the California College of Arts and Crafts, will present the lecture "Making an Exhibition Historical: Freud, Conflict, andCulture" at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Wednesday October 11, at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Roth is curator of the much-debated exhibition Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture, which opened at the Library of Congress in October 1998. He is author of The Ironist's Cage: Memory, Trauma, and the Construction of History, Psycho- Analysis as History: Negation and Freedom in Freud, and Knowing History: Appropriations of Hegel in Twentieth- Century France. Before joining the California College of Arts and Crafts in July, Roth was associate director of the Getty Research Institute, where he headed the Research and Education Department.

Roth's talk is one of a series of Clark Lectures presented by the Clark's division of Research and Academic Programs. The series provides an opportunity for Clark Fellows and other visiting scholars to present their research to the local academic community as well as the public. The next Clark Lecture, on Tuesday, October 17, will be a joint talk by Clark Fellows Mark Cheetham and Elizabeth Harvey entitled "Imagining Interiority: Anil's Ghost and the Anatomy of Caves."

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 www.clarkart.edu.

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