UIC Institute for the Humanities


Each year the Institute for the Humanities brings a scholar to the UIC community whose innovative work has played a crucial role in reconceptualizing the disciplines of the humanities. This Visiting Fellow presents a public lecture and leads a seminar for faculty and advanced  graduate students.



The 2017-2018 Visiting Fellow is T.J. Clark, Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of California, Berkeley.

T. J. Clark is one of the world’s most influential historians of Western art.  He is professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of California, Berkeley, and he has taught at universities throughout the U.S. and the U.K.  His writing addresses painters from Poussin to Picasso, with an emphasis on how these artists emerge within specific economic and political contexts. His many publications include:


  •  The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers (1985)

  •  Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism (1999)

  •  The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing (2006).

    He regularly writes art criticism in a range of publications including the London Review of Books and The New York Review of Books.


Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 4pm
LECTURE: Title To Be Announced
Cardinal Room, Third Floor, Student Center East, 750 South Halsted

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 3pm
SEMINAR: Title and Topic To Be Announced
Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level of Stevenson Hall
701 South Morgan

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