View from Stone Hill
Art in Nature: The Clark Art Institute Today and Tomorrow
March 4, 2003 - April 25, 2004
The Clark is distinguished among the museums of the world by the quality of its collections, the depth of its research and academic programs, and the natural beauty of its pastoral setting. Since opening to the public in 1955, the Clark has remained committed to its dual mission as a public art museum and a center for research and higher education. As it approached its fiftieth anniversary, the Clark worked with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando and landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand Associates to develop a campus plan that enhances the Institute's setting, expands the facilities for its academic and public programs, and reconfigures its galleries to broaden the ways in which visitors experience works of art.
Models, drawings, and plans for this design, as well as the plans by landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand Associates, were on view in this special installation. Also included was an overview of the Clark's history, growth, and mission presented through photos, videos, and artifacts that tell the story of this remarkable institution.