Anthony Morris Clark: An American Way to Late Baroque


Anthony Morris Clark: An American Way to Late Baroque

Graphic design image that collages drawings of figures in old master paintings with reproductions of late baroque paintings

This is the second of two events held this academic year relating to Anthony M. Clark. The first event was a private Patrons’ tour of New York gallery Nicholas Hall’s exhibition The Hub of the World: Art in Eighteenth-Century Rome, marking the centenary of Clark’s birth.

This seminar, a collaboration between the American Academy in Rome and the Federico Zeri Foundation of Bologna, focuses on Anthony M. Clark (1923–1976), an American scholar, curator, and museum director who made significant contributions to the study of Italian late Baroque art.

Participants will consider the full breadth of Clark’s work, relating his research to the positions he held in major American artistic institutions, in particular the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where he served first as curator of European paintings and sculptures (1961–63) and later as director (1963–73). These roles provided him with the opportunity, through a large-scale and innovative acquisition campaign, to impact the global reception of Italian late Baroque.

Clark’s scholarly activity will therefore be considered within the broader horizon of critical twentieth-century debates on the Baroque, with the aim of evaluating his exceptional contributions to the rediscovery of the eighteenth-century art of Rome, a legacy whose impacts we are still coming to appreciate fully today.

Anthony Morris Clark: An American Way to Italian Late Baroque is organized by Andrea Bacchi and Marco Coppolaro.

This event will be held in Italian.


Aliza Wong, Director, American Academy in Rome

Andrea Bacchi, Director, Fondazione Federico Zeri

Clark e la riscoperta del tardobarocco
Marco Coppolaro in conversation with Edgar Peters Bowron

L’eredità di Clark negli studi italiani
Vincenzo Stanziola in conversation with Liliana Barroero

Clark oltre la pittura
Andrea Bacchi in conversation with Alvar González-Palacios

Date & time
Thursday, April 4, 2024
4:00 PM
AAR Lecture Room
McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy
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