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Curatorial Office Records of Steven Kern

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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to the Curatorial Office Records of Steven Kern, 1987-1996

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA, 01267
413-458-0532
library@clarkart.edu

March 31, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid prepared by Dani Ryan
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Repository: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library
Creator:Kern, Steven, 1958-
Title: Curatorial Office Records of Steven Kern
Dates: 1987-1996
General Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:These are the records of Steven Kern, curator of paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from 1988 to 1996.
Identification: CAI ARC 2007.24
Language: English

Arrangement of the Records

The original arrangement of this series has not been altered. Files dealing with particular exhibits are grouped together but there is no overall organization.

Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of Steven Kern primarily contain correspondence, memoranda, and research materials about painters and paintings represented in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute's collection. The majority of the files contain photocopied articles about particular artists and rough drafts of related exhibition catalogues and labels. There are also several files of loan requests from other museums with accompanying conservation appraisals and exhibition histories of the works in question. Some files contain general curatorial correspondence and departmental budgeting.


History of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to public in 1955, the Institute has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. One of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with a complement of research and academic programs, including a major art history library, the Clark is now a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history. Building upon the founders' legacy, the Institute has recently unveiled its master plan for the twenty-first century, which fosters the Clark's commitment to providing space for its expanding research and museum programs while maintaining the unique character of its beautiful rural setting.


Index Terms

Art museum curators
Art museums
Art museums -- Exhibitions
Budgets
Business correspondence
Harwood, Laurie B.
Kern, Steven, 1958-
Memorandums
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

This material was placed in Storage A sometime after 1996.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Curatorial Office Records of Steven Kern, 1987-1996, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

These records were accessioned from Storage A in June of 2007.

Processing Information

These records were processed in June of 2007. Staples were removed, materials were re-housed in acid free folders, and boxes and related materials were grouped together.


Related Material

Related or similar material can be found in the following series in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Williamstown, Massachusetts: Curatorial Office Records of Charles Cunningham; Curatorial Office Records of Jennifer Lovett; Curatorial Office Records of Lisa A. Jolin; Curatorial Office Records of the American Paintings Catalogue; Curatorial Photographic Services Orders; Curatorial Office Records of the Prints and Drawings Department; Records of the Curator of Paintings; Curatorial Office Records of Exhibition Planning, 1951-1978; Director's Office Records of David Brooke, 1980-1994; Curatorial Office Records of Thomas Weston Fels, 1994-1996; Exhibition Records, 1994-Present.


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