Williams graduate students present on major topics in art history at the annual symposium at the Clark Art Institute.

On Friday, June 2, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art will host its 28th Annual Graduate Symposium at the Clark Art Institute, featuring scholarly presentations by the program’s graduating Masters students. The presentations, timed in conjunction with Williams’ 2023 Commencement weekend, will address important topics in the history of art, from the Caribbean influence on fashion in the age of Josephine and Napoleon to abstraction in American landscapes; and from the history of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board to “Action Plastique” and the work of Moroccan artist Mohamed Melehi. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Presentations will be 20 minutes each, in groups of three, with discussion following each group of presentations. Presenters include:

Talia Abrahams

Nick Beischer

Meghan Considine

Destinee Filmore

Max Gruber

Jordan Horton

Libby Kandel

Delaney Keenan

So Jeong Lim

Anthony Ortega

Luiza Repsold França

Manolis Elijah Sueuga

At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, the public is also invited to attend the Program’s annual hooding ceremony, honoring the students’ accomplishments.

The symposium and hooding ceremony will both take place in the auditorium at the Clark Art Institute’s Manton Research Center, 225 South St., Williamstown, MA.

The Graduate Program in the History of Art, operated jointly by Williams and the Clark, is one of the most respected in its field. Its alumni have gone on to become influential scholars and leaders of renowned museums and arts institutions, among other organizations.

Visit http://gradart.williams.edu/ for more information.

Published May 10, 2023