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Clark Art Institute Names Lisa Saltzman Director of Its Research and Academic Program

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS—The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, announced today that art historian Lisa Saltzman has been appointed the director of its Research and Academic Program. Saltzman is currently the chair of the department of the history of art at Bryn Mawr College and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in the Humanities.

“Lisa Saltzman brings exceptional qualifications and tremendous energy to her new role as the leader of our Research and Academic Program, and I am confident that she will enhance RAP’s leadership in visual arts scholarship, engaging diverse voices and sparking global conversations that will broaden its influence,” said Olivier Meslay, director of the institute.

In her new role, Saltzman will lead the program’s international agenda of intellectual events and collaborations while overseeing the Clark’s residential fellows program, all on the institute’s 140-acre campus.

Saltzman served on the Bryn Mawr faculty for twenty-three years, teaching a variety of courses in its undergraduate and graduate programs in the history of art, with a particular focus on modern and contemporary art and theory. She also led Bryn Mawr’s Center for Visual Culture for seven years. She is the author of Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects (2015), Making Memory Matter: Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art (2006), and Anselm Kiefer and Art after Auschwitz(1999).

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September 12, 2017