CAMPUS WALKS CONTINUE AT THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE

For Immediate Release
 
October 9, 2014
  
Williamstown, MA—The second of three Architecture and Sustainability Campus Walks at the Clark Art Institute will be held Saturday, October 18 at 1 pm. The moderate walk is free with paid admission and is open to the public. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
 
The Clark’s campus has emerged from fourteen years of design and construction as a re-imagined institution, showcasing its renowned permanent collection within world class architecture and supported by state-of-the-art environmental sustainability. The campus-wide walk provides a chronological overview of this tremendous transformation, illustrating how the Clark’s collection, buildings, and landscape are now, more than ever before, seamlessly interconnected and beautifully celebrated.
 
Walkers should meet at the main entrance of the Orientation Center, located near the entrance to the new Clark Center. The final installment of the series will be held Saturday, November 1 at 1 pm.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
 
The Clark Art Institute 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, open to the public with more than 240,000 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 opened its expanded facilities on July 4, 2014, unveiling new and enhanced spaces that accommodate the continued growth of the Institute’s programs. Included in this final stage of the project are the new 42,600-square-foot Clark Center designed by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, expansion and renovation of the original Museum Building and the ongoing renovation of the Manton Research Center by Selldorf Architects, and a sweeping redesign of the grounds by Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture. The first phase of the campus expansion project was completed in 2008 with the opening of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill, a striking conservation and exhibitions facility also designed by Tadao Ando.
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening season hours: Galleries open daily from July 4 through October 13, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm. From October 14, 2014 through June 30, 2015: Galleries open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20 through October 31, 2014 and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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