The Manton Research Center


New Manton Study Center for Works on Paper
 

Opened in 1973 to house the research library, administrative offices, and provide a new entrance to the Clark, the center has grown to become the principal visitor reception area as well as the site for special exhibitions.  Selldorf Architects' design for the renovation enhances the building’s purpose as the center for research and academic activities, and home to both the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and one of the largest art research libraries in the country. The renovation will also provide increased access to the Clark’s important collection of prints, drawings, and photographs.

Renovations to the Manton Research Center include:

—Creation of the new Manton Study Center for Works on Paper

—Creation of a new public reading room in the former courtyard

—A new gallery for the exhibition of prints, drawings, and photographs

—Renovation of gallery space dedicated to the Manton Collection of British Art

—A new bookstore and coffee bar

Design Architect:
Selldorf Architects, New York, New York

Executive Architect:
Gensler, New York, New York