Lectures
  Location
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Date
April 22, 2007

Time
2.00 p.m.

Jacob's Pillow and Dutch Dance
Jacob’s Pillow Executive Director Ella Baff and Director of Preservation Norton Owen preview the summer with a presentation about fresh innovations and rich traditions of Dutch dance in the Berkshires. The lecture will include a showing of rare film clips and discussion of the important Dutch artists who have been a vital part of 75 years of dance at Jacob's Pillow.

  Location
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Date
June 14, 2007

Time
11 AM
A Dutch Master: Two Portraits by Frans Hals Reunited
In 1639, Frans Hals painted Pieter Jacobsz. Olycan and Maritge Vooght Claesdr. as a pair, but this husband and wife have been separated for nearly two centuries. In this lecture Nadia Baadj, a graduate student in the Clark/Williams program, will discuss her collaboration with the Rijksmuseum’s Gwen Tauber on new scientific and historical findings about these two paintings.
  Location
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Date
june 14, 2007

Time
12:30 PM

Looking at Lunchtime Gallery Talks
Spend a half hour with a Clark curator and feed your hunger for art. These focused talks will whet your appetite for more.

A Dutch Master: Two Portraits by Frans Hals Reunited – Nadia Baadj

  Location
Jacob’s Pillow

Date
July 4, 2007

Time
5:00 PM
Dutch Dance on Film
PillowTalk

A knowledgeable specialist on the performing arts in the Netherlands gives context for the two Dutch companies debuting this week on Pillow stages, and introduces the Netherlands dance scene through film clips and discussion.
  Location
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Date
july 12, 2007

Time
12:30 PM

Looking at Lunchtime Gallery Talks
Spend a half hour with a Clark curator and feed your hunger for art. These focused talks will whet your appetite for more.

Dutch Dialogue, part 1
Sowing Inspiration: "Van Gogh and Millet and Mirror Images" and "Self-portraits by Renoir and Van Gogh" with Richard Rand and Michael Cassin

How Dutch Design Will Save You
In this free lecture, Aaron Betsky, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum and Former Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, will discuss recent developments in Dutch architecture and design that show how the Dutch have developed responses to large social issues such as sprawl and sustainability through innovative design rather than merely through technological fixes. Social housing, infrastructure, public open space, and everyday design all make up a landscape of transformation in which the artificiality of the environment we inhabit collectively is the starting point and the making of better space for everyone is the goal.

About Aaron Betsky
Aaron Betsky is the eighth director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Most recently he directed the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, the world’s largest architecture museum, and prior to that post he served as Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Mr. Betsky was born in Missoula, Montana and raised in the Netherlands. He was in Cincinnati in the mid 1980s when he taught design, history and theory courses in the School of Architecture and Interior Design at U.C. He was also on the Contemporary Arts Center’s architect selection committee for their new building in 1998.
A prolific writer and editor, he has authored over a dozen books and is currently a major volume on modernism in architecture and design. He has been published in many newspapers and magazines, ranging from The New York Times to Metropolitan Home, Betsky has served as a visiting professor at major universities across the U.S. and in Europe and has received honors from the British Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects. He holds a B.A. in History, the Arts and Letters and a master’s degree in architecture from Yale University, with a doctoral degree expected in 2007 from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.

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  Location
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Date
July 19, 2007

Time
7:00 pm

Contemporary Dutch Art
By Tracy Metz
Tracy Metz will give a free lecture on contemporary trends in Dutch Design including graphic design, furniture and industrial design.

About Tracy Metz
Tracy Metz has been a journalist with the Dutch quality daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad for twenty years, where she writes about architecture, landscape and urban design. She is also an international correspondent for Architectural Record and a contributor to Metropolis, Domus and Graphis. In both Holland and the US she lectures regularly on topical planning issues ranging from leisure to water management.
In addition to her work as a journalist, Tracy has started moving into the sphere of policy-making and research. She was recently appointed a visiting scholar at the Netherlands Institute for Spatial Research, where she will be writing a book on the revitalization of downtowns in the U.S. and Europe. Recently she became a member of the Council on Rural Affairs, an independent advisory council to the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.
She has worked closely with photographers on a number of books, published by the Netherlands Architecture Institute, which have made issues of planning and land use accessible to a broader public. These were on subjects such as highways, manmade 'new nature' and, most recently, the best-selling FUN! Leisure and Landscape, which describes and analyzes the impact of leisure on our use and our perception of our surroundings. Tracy acted as curator to create exhibitions to accompany each of her books. Her most recent exhibition, 'FUN!, †was held in Rem Koolhaas' Kunsthal in Rotterdam.
As a Loeb Fellow, Tracy plans to spend her time replenishing her knowledge of American planning practice and investigating the changing nature of downtowns.

  Location
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Date
July 26, 2007

Time
7:00 pm
  Location
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Date
August 9, 2007

Time
12:30 PM

Looking at Lunchtime Gallery Talks
Spend a half hour with a Clark curator and feed your hunger for art. These focused talks will whet your appetite for more.

Dutch Dialogues, part 2
Contemporary Impressions: Robert Scholte and Renoir with Danielle Steinmann, John Stomberg

Twan Huys Lecture
The rise and fall of Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the Netherlands (....and why she will be a star in the United States)
One of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2005, Ayaan Hirsi lived through a rise and fall in the Netherlands shedding light on contemporary issues in Dutch society around diversity and tolerance. In this lecture, Twan Huys, an anchor on the Dutch current affairs television show NOVA, will discuss Hirsi Ali’s story as he experienced it working on a documentary about this controversial figure. His film, De Gelukszoeker (The Pursuit of Happiness), follows Hirsi Ali’s downfall in the Netherlands and her rise in intellectual circles in New York and Washington. Somali-born Hirsi Ali arrived in the Netherlands as a refugee in 1992 and was elected to the Dutch Parliament in her early 20s. She faced death threats after collaborating on a film about domestic violence against Muslim women with director Theo van Gogh (who was himself assassinated) and now works for the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. Hirsi Ali recently published her memoirs in Infidel. Huys' lecture will discuss the impact of Hirsi Ali in the Netherlands and her influence in the United States.




  www.clarkart.edu
  Location
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Date
August 25, 2007

Time
2:00 pm