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Clark Symposia

Clark Symposia offer scholars the opportunity to gather with other experts to discuss a topic, theme, or artist's work. Symposia bring together international panels for intense discussion and debate in a public forum.

Submitting a Proposal
Interested in convening a symposium? Though space on the schedule is limited, we do invite applications to host symposia here. We particularly seek ideas for multidisciplinary events that bring to public notice innovative work and the research of young scholars.

Please contact David Breslin with proposals.

 

Past Symposia

 

2013

Science, Ethics, and the Transformations of Art in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
September 28, 2013

2008-2012

Photography as Model?
October 13, 2012

Art, Theory, and the Critique of Ideology, 1975–1995
April 21, 2012

Pissarro's Politics in Context: Anarchism and the Arts in France, 1849-1900
September 10, 2011

Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century? The Painting of Modern Life Now
October 30 - 31, 2009

Images and Movement: Film Studies and the History of Art
March 13 - 14, 2009

Visions of the Stage: Theater, Art, and Performance in France, 1600-1800
September 12 - 13, 2008

Artistic Crossings of the Black Atlantic: The Migratory Aesthetic in Contemporary Art
March 1, 2008

2003-2007

Ahistoric Occasion: The Uses of History in Contemporary Art
February 23 - 24, 2007, with MASS MoCA

Private Realm and Public Space: The Collector's Museum in the Twenty-First Century
September 16, 2006

The Meaning of Photography
November 19, 2005

Jacques-Louis David: Empire and Exile
June 24 - 25, 2005

American Art Now: Aesthetics and Politics
October 18, 2003

2000-2002

Grave Matters: Memory, Memorial, Mourning
November 8 - 9, 2002

Viennese Ghosts: Culture and Politics
August 2 - 3, 2002

Culture, Criticism, and the Art of Norman Rockwell
September 22, 2001

Painting Quickly, Lasting Impressions
August 4, 2001

Gender and the Art Museum
March 3, 2000

Institutionalizing the Aesthetic: Museum Practice and Museum Personalities Between the Two World Wars
September 23, 2000

Orientalism: An International Affair
July 28 - 29, 2000

1995-1999

Millet: Then and Now
July 31, 1999

The Painted Sketch
March 20, 1999

Formalism
March 13, 1999

Conserving a Legacy: Charles White and the Art Collections of Historically Black Universities
November 20, 1998

Recasting Degas's Little Dancer
August 1, 1998

Ideas and Ideology: The Art Museum from 1851 to 2001
April 23 - 25, 1998

New Perspectives on English Silver: Reconsidering the Clark Collection
November 14 - 15, 1997

Reimagining Museums for New Art
September 27, 1997

Five Uneasy Pieces: Sargent's Making of an Uncanny Spectacle
August 2, 1997

The Art and Culture of Western New England
March 8, 1997

Perspectives on Renoir
November 1 - 2, 1996

Symposium in Honor of Rafael Fernandez, Curator Emeritus of Prints and Drawings
September 9, 1995