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Wölfflin’s Grundbegriffe @ 100: The North American Reception

A Clark Colloquium

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

June 21-23, 2012


Friday, June 22

  • 9:00-9:15
    Michael Holly, Starr Director, Research and Academic Program
  • 9:15-10:30
    Wölfflin's Grundbegriffe @100 in North America and Beyond: Prospects for a History of Art History
    Evonne Levy, Renaissance & Baroque Art & Architecture, University of Toronto
  • 10:45-11:45
    The Grundbegriffe from a Perspective of Seventy Years
    James Ackerman, Independent Scholar, Renaissance Architecture
  • 11:45-12:45
    Arnheim's Chair and the Redemption of Modernism
    Mark Jarzombek, Department of Architecture, MIT
  • 2:00-3:00
    Painterly Formalism: Wölfflin and Greenberg
    Daniel Adler, Department of Visual Arts, York University, Canada
  • 3:00-4:00
    Thoughts on Wölfflin Then and Now
    Svetlana Alpers, Independent Scholar, NY
  • 4:15-5:15
    Undisciplined Reading
    Marshall Brown, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Washington

Saturday, June 23

  • 9:00-10:00
    Compare and Contrast: The Afterlife of Wölfflin's Formalist Method
    Carol Armstrong, History of Art Department, Yale University
  • 10:00-11:00
    Formalism and Phenomenology
    Robert Williams, History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 11:15-12:15
    Formalisms, Kantian and not
    Stephen Melville, Department of History of Art, Ohio State University
  • 1:30-2:30
    What is 'Post-Formalism'?
    Whitney Davis, History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2:30-3:30
    Peg Olin, Yale Divinity School, Yale University

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