WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- Linda Nochlin, preeminent scholar of 19th- and 20th-century art and one of the most important and influential voices for feminist scholarship in the history of art, will talk about her life, career, and research on Monday, May 5, at 5:30 pm, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Michael Holly, director of the Clark's Research and Academic Program, and Aruna d'Souza, Clark Fellow and a student of Nochlin, will participate in the discussion. Admission is free.
Art historian, critic, and curator Nochlin has been a defining voice in feminist art theory and 19th-century scholarship for over 40 years. From her groundbreaking monograph on Realism to the revolutionary essay "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" to her contributions to Art in America and her lectures and teaching, Nochlin has distinguished herself as an indispensable force in art discourse.
In 2006, along with Kobena Mercer and Calvin Tomkins, Nochlin received the inaugural Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing. The Clark Prize recognizes those writers whose work advances understanding of the world of visual art in a way that is grounded in scholarship yet is meaningful to a diverse range of audiences.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November 1 through May 31. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.