Collection by Jacqueline Leahy

Clark Institute to Unveil Ando-Designed Visitor Center


This summer will see the completion of the final stages of the Clark Art Institute's campus expansion program. Located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will christen a new Visitor Center designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando. The center's glass entry area is a dramatic new entrance to the Clark Institute. Since its 2001 reconceptualization, the Institute's campus has undergone extensive changes, including the demolition of a physical plant and the completion and opening of the Stone Hill center. Such changes will enable the Institute to surpass its former size limitations and display a wider variety of works.

In this rendering from Tadao Ando Architect & Associates the modified Clark campus is envisioned as it will be visible...
This rendering of the Visitor Center's lower level forefronts the "wonderfully light and airy" qualities that Conforti...
Another view of the to-be-completed Visitor Center establishes the reflecting pool as its focal point.
This image of the Visitor Center in construction shows light perforating down from the Visitor Center's upper story...
In this shot, the promise of the emerging structure is clearly visible: intersecting granite and concrete walls...

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