Clark Alumni and Friends Engagement hosted a Feb. 6 Faculty Series event at The Museum of Modern Art in New York featuring a lecture by Kristina Wilson, professor of art history. Wilson’s presentation centered on the exhibition “Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period,” which she co-curated at the Worcester Art Museum in 2016. “Cyanotypes” attracted widespread attention as the first major museum exhibition in the United States exclusively devoted to the 150-year legacy of a technique that gives photographs a distinct blue tint, turning even mundane images into something ethereal. The exhibition received strong reviews in The New York Times and The Boston Globe, and earned Wilson the Excellence Award from the Association of Art Curators.
In her lecture at MOMA, Professor Wilson described the genesis of the exhibition and highlighted how her students helped research, organize, and stage it, acting as presenters to the public on opening night. She also provided examples of how current projects being done at Clark are giving students valuable research experience in the arts.
With the help of Melissa Falkenham ’08, manager of group services, special events and affiliate programs at the Museum of Modern Art, the alumni office created a very memorable evening for alumni and guests. The event included a private after-hours tour of part of the museum’s permanent collection, as well as a reception. See photos of the event here.