Art Briefs for Aug. 19



Clark names new associate director of academic program

Caroline Fowler has been named the associate director of the Clark Art Institute's Research and Academic Program (RAP).

Prior to joining the Clark, Fowler was the A.W. Mellon Fellow in the Physical History of Art at Yale University from 2016 to 2018, where she taught graduate seminars on the history and philosophy of conservation practice, and coordinated workshops and symposia that introduced graduate students to the theoretical and practical concerns of working with objects. She received her PhD from Princeton University and has held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the Zentralinstitut fur Kunstgeschichte in Munich.

"Caroline Fowler is an exceptional scholar who brings many different perspectives, and great vitality and intelligence to the Research and Academic Program," said Olivier Meslay, director of the Clark. "We are delighted to have her join the Clark's staff and look forward to the dynamic programs she will nurture through her work."

Her first book, "Drawing and the Senses: An Early Modern History" was published in the Harvey Miller book series "Studies in Baroque Art" in 2017. She is currently completing her second book — a global history of paper and its impact on artistic practice, "From the Holy Land to the New World: A Paper Renaissance."

The Clark is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion and higher education in the visual arts. Its Research and Academic Program encourages fresh approaches to the production of knowledge about all periods and genres of art, and particularly the objects, conditions, and issues they comprise.

West Stockbridge

Artists to hold art show, sale

The Guild of Berkshire Artists will hold its annual art show and sale at the Historic 1984 Town Hall in West Stockbridge.

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The event will run for two weekends: Aug. 23 to 26 and Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The show will feature the latest painting, photography, ceramic arts and other art by local Guild members. All works will be for sale. There will be a reception on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Visitors will also be able to view the latest restoration efforts of the West Stockbridge Historical Society's in the 1854 Town Hall.

Founded in 2014 as the Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists' Guild, the Guild of Berkshire Artists is a group of more than 150 artists working is a wide range of visual media. New members are welcome.

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Outstanding in the Field returns to Berkshires

On Sunday, Sept. 9, after a one-year hiatus, the Outstanding in the Field bus will arrive in the Berkshires at Woven Roots Farm, a 10-acre, no-till bio-intensive farm located in Tyringham.

The event will begin with hors d'oeuvres and a farm tour of Pete and Jen Salinetti's vegetable and flower fields and their laying hens before guests are invited to sit at the communal dinner table to enjoy a multi-course meal complete with wine pairings. During the meal, the local producers who provided the ingredients for the menu will talk about their respective crafts and guests are encouraged to engage with them and ask questions.

Executive Chef Brian Alberg and his crew from Main Street Catering and The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge will oversee the five-course meal for 175 guests.

The event begins at 3 p.m. and a farm tour around 4 p.m. Seating for the family-style meal will begin at 4:45 p.m. The price is $255 per person. Tickets can be purchased on the Outstanding in the Field website. For more information, visit


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