Research at the Clark

Posted in opportunities by Editor on September 24, 2009

Clark Fellowships 2010–2011

Applications Due by November 2

200758073358arc_phtThe Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, a center for research and higher education as well as a public art museum, offers fellowships for national and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals who are engaged in projects with a critical commitment to research in the theory, history, and interpretation of art and visual culture. The institute offers between fifteen and twenty Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from six weeks to ten months. National and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals are welcome to propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. Stipends are generous and are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing in the Institute’s Scholars’ Residence, located across the street from the Clark, is also provided. The deadline for applications is November 2, 2009. Successful candidates will be notified in early 2010.

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The list for the 2009-2010 fellows includes information on two eighteenth-century topics:

Chistopher Heuer, Matthew Jackson, and Andrew Perchuk are pursuing a joint book project, “Literal Speeds,” which will explore the underpinnings and development of art history as a discipline in light of its inherent ligatures with late-eighteenth-century cultural developments.

Etienne Jollet, Professor of early modern European art at the Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, is at work on a project addressing sculpture, particularly the support structures and plinths. Jollet’s publications include Chardin (1998), Jean et François Clouet (1997), Figures de la Pesanteur: Newton, Fragonard et les hasards heureux de l’escarpolette (1998), and La Nature Morte ou la place des choses (2007).

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