Clark Art Hosts Williams Symposium and Hooding Ceremony

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Friday, June 2 from 9 am–5:30 pm, the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and the Clark Art Institute host public presentations by the program's graduating Masters students. 
The presentations, timed in conjunction with Williams' 2023 Commencement Weekend, address topics in the history of art, from abstraction in American landscape painting, to a study of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, to prurient fantasies in the marginalia of the Rutland Psalter.
Each of the graduating students speaks on their topic for approximately twenty minutes, in groups of three or four, with a discussion following each set of presentations. The presentations are the culmination of the two-year graduate program, jointly administered by Williams and the Clark.
The symposium is free and open to the public and takes place in the Clark's auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
The Class of 2023 presenters are:
Talia Abrahams, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Nick Beischer, Durham, North Carolina
Meghan Clare Considine, Chicago, Illinois 
Destinee Filmore, Tampa, Florida
Max Gruber, Stamford, Connecticut
Jordan Horton, Newark, New Jersey
Libby Kandel, New York, New York
Delaney Keenan, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
So Jeong Lim, Seoul, South Korea
Anthony Ortega, Somerset, New Jersey
Luiza Repsold França, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Manolis Elijah Sueuga, Oakland, California
On Saturday, June 3 at 4:30 pm, the public is also invited to attend the program's traditional hooding ceremony, honoring student accomplishments and reflecting upon student experiences over the last two years.

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Clark Opening Lecture for 'Trembling Earth' Exhibit

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.— On Saturday, June 10, in conjunction with the opening of its newest exhibition, "Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth," the Clark Art Institute hosts a lecture by Jay A. Clarke, the exhibition curator and Rothman Family Curator, Art Institute of Chicago, in its auditorium at 11 am.
Free; no registration is required. 
According to a press release:
"Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth" is the first exhibition in the United States to consider how the noted Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) employed nature to convey meaning in his art. Munch is regarded primarily as a figure painter, and his most celebrated images (including his iconic The Scream) are connected to themes of love, anxiety, longing, and death. Yet, landscape plays an essential role in a large portion of Munch's work. Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth considers this important, but less explored aspect of the artist's career.
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