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Caroline Fowler Appointed Associate Director of Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program

The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has named Caroline Fowler associate director of its research and academic program. A specialist in early modern art and intellectual history, Fowler joins the Clark from Yale University, where she has served as the A.W. Mellon fellow in the physical history of art from 2016 to 2018 and has taught graduate seminars on history and conservation practice.

“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 Art Institute. “We are delighted to have her join the Clark’s staff and look forward to the dynamic programs she will nurture through her work.”

Fowler is currently completing her second book, a global history of paper and its impact on artistic practice, titled From the Holy Land to the New World: A Paper Renaissance. She has also published her writings on the intersections between artistic practice and philosophy in various publications, including the Art Bulletin, Art History, and Word & Image. Her first book, Drawing and the Senses: An Early Modern History, was published as part of the Harvey Miller book series Studies in Baroque Art in 2017.

Commenting on her new role, Fowler said: “It will be an honor and an exciting challenge to help shape the future of RAP. I hope to contribute to maintaining RAP’s legacy as a site for polemical and field-changing academic research while fostering what makes RAP unique as a place of inquiry.”