Clark Art Institute Curator to Hold Talk on Bauhaus School of Art

Williamstown, Mass. — Robert Wiesenberger, Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Clark Art Institute, presents the free talk “The Bauhaus, 100 Years On” on Thursday, April 4 at 10:30 am in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper. Space is limited; reservations are required. To reserve, visit or call 413 458 0524.

This year marks the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus, the twentieth century’s most influential school of art and design. Beyond the activity of its famous workshops, the Bauhaus popularized its products and an array of avant-garde “isms” through its publishing imprint, the Bauhaus Books (Bauhausbücher). The Clark library owns a nearly complete, first-edition set of these publications, revolutionary in both form and content.

Robert Wiesenberger joined the Clark in 2018 after serving as a critic at the Yale School of Art and as the Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums, where he was responsible for the museums’ Bauhaus collections of more than 30,000 objects. His interests span modern and contemporary art, design, and architecture. Wiesenberger is the coauthor of Muriel Cooper (MIT Press, 2017), author of a publication on Marcel Breuer (August Editions, 2018), and a contributing editor for ART PAPERS magazine. A graduate of the University of Chicago with a concentration in history and Germanic studies, he holds an MA and a PhD in art history from Columbia University and has participated in a number of distinguished programs, including the Center for Curatorial Leadership Mellon Foundation Seminar; the Getty Summer Institute on Digital Art History, and the US Department of Education’s Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.


The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 275,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.