Michael Ann Holly, Starr Director of Research and Academic Program
Research & Academic Program
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute offers an independent research and academic program designed to encourage fresh approaches to the understanding of issues and objects from a variety of periods and genres of art.
Visiting Fellowships are awarded to promising and established art historians, critics, and museum curators with the aim of fostering a critical commitment to inquiry in the theory, history, and interpretation of visual representations.
Mellon Fellowships encourage global participation in both the research and academic program.
Clark Conferences, Symposia, Lectures, Seminars, Colloquia, and Conversations focus on vital topics in the field and address questions that contribute to a broader public understanding of the role of visual art in culture.
Graduate Program in the History of Art
The Clark also co-sponsors a Graduate Program in the History of Art with Williams College, a course of study that prepares graduate students for professions in the academic and museum worlds.
Michael Ann Holly
Starr Director of Research and Academic Program
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute