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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to Director's Office Records of Exhibitions, 1980-1989

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:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Title: Director's Office Records of Exhibitions
Dates: 1980-1999
General Physical Description:1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:These records contain the Director's Office files relating to exhibitions held at the Clark between 1980 and 1989.
Identification: CAI ARC 2007.05
Language: English

Arrangement of the Records

The original organization of the material was preserved. The arrangement is roughly chronological with each exhibition receiving its own folder.

Scope and Contents of the Records

The Director's Office records of exhibitions include files of proposed exhibitions, scheduling, and budgets for each year between 1980-1989. There are also files for each exhibition held at the Clark during this time span. The individual exhibition files primarily contain correspondence from the Director to other staff at other museums requesting loans of items needed for the exhibit. Other items commonly found in these files include draft descriptions and summaries of exhibitions, press releases and lists of art works displayed in the exhibitions.


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 museums
Art museums -- Exhibitions
Art museums -- Public relations
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965
Brooke, David S.
Correspondence
Kennedy, Clarence
Press releases
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Williams College. Museum of Art
Williamstown (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

These records were moved to Storage A sometime after 1989.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Director's Office Records of Exhibitions, 1980-1999, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

These records were acquisitioned from Storage A in April 2007.

Processing Information

Lacy Schutz, archivist, and Dani Ryan, archives assistant, processed these records in April 2007. Staples were removed and materials were re-housed in acid free folders and boxes.


Related Material

Related or similar material can be found in the following series in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Williamstown, Massachusetts: Records and Papers of David Brooke; Director's Office Records of David Brooke, 1980-1994; Curatorial Office Records of the Prints and Drawings Department; and Curatorial Office Records of Exhibition Planning, 1951-1978; Exhibition Records, 1994-Present.


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