Presented in conjunction with the Clark's exhibition As They Saw It: Artists Witnessing War, the lecture is presented live in the Clark's auditorium and broadcast simultaneously on Zoom and Facebook Live
Through RAP, the Clark hosts a residential fellowship program that welcomes international scholars for periods ranging from two to nine months. To date, the community of Clark Fellows numbers more than 400 individuals hailing from thirty countries.
Grandin focuses on Étienne Aubry's "Farewell to the Wet Nurse" (1776–77)—to decipher what was expected of mothers in the Enlightenment era. She will also consider art's role in shaping social mores and investigate artists' commitment to portraying female subjectivity.
Though both the Union and Confederate armies excluded African American men from their initial calls to arms, many of the men who eventually served were black. Simultaneously, the emerging art of photography blossomed—marking the Civil War as the first conflict to be extensively documented through photographs