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 Art Screens 'Daughters of the Dust'

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Thursday, Oct. 5, the Clark Art Institute continues its four-part film series examining the L.A. Rebellion, presented in celebration and anticipation of the Clark's 2023 Conference, "The Fetish A(r)t Work: African Objects in the Making of European Art History, 1500–1900." 
The Clark shows Daughters of the Dust at 6 pm in its auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
According to a press release:
The first American feature directed by an African American woman to receive a general theatrical release, "Daughters of the Dust" (1991; 1 hour, 52 minutes) is set in 1902 and tells the story of a "Gullah" family, descendants of African captives who escaped the slave trade to live on islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Here, many members of the Peazant family are on the verge of a planned migration to the United States. Directed by Julie Dash, a brilliant cast does justice to the decision the Peazants face: to embrace or abandon the land their ancestors fled.
The event is free.
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