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I.M. Pei, Maya Lin, Richard Meier, and Tadao Ando Featured in Remaining Films of the Clark’s “Architectural Dreams” Series

For Immediate Release

September 22, 2005

“Architectural Dreams,” a free film series celebrating the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s expansion project, continues this month on Fridays at 4 pm in the Clark’s auditorium. The series features the lives of well-known architects and their projects.

October 7 pays homage to the architect I.M. Pei with two films by Peter Rosen. First Person Singular (1997, 85 minutes) and The Museum on the Mountain (1998, 48 minutes), follow the architect from his birth in China to his education in Boston and back again in a 20th century journey with stops at the Louvre Pyramid, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and the Miho Museum outside of Kyoto.

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1995, 105 minutes) will run on October 14. Frieda Lee Mock’s Academy Award-winning documentary profiles the creator of the controversial but now much-beloved Vietnam War Memorial, as well as a Civil Rights Memorial and even a house in Williamstown, MA.

October 21 features the film Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center (1998, 100 minutes). Master documentarian Albert Maysles and his associates follow the creation of L.A.’s hilltop Getty Museum from conception to fulfillment, as the complex takes form in dialectic between the museum’s directors and architect Richard Meier.

Concluding the series on October 28 will be Making the Modern (2003, 60 minutes). This compelling documentary follows the extraordinary design and construction of Tadao Ando’s new Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth. Ando, a Pritzker Prize winner who is famous for his ability to weave architecture into a natural environment, is designing the Clark’s expansion project.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.


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