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Architectural Drawings for the Museum Building

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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to Architectural Drawings for the Museum Building, 1951

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St. Williamstown, MA 01267

March 18, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Lacy Schutz March 3, 2008
Language: Finding aid written inEnglish.

Collection Summary

Repository:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Creator:Perry, Daniel, d. 2002
Title: Architectural Drawings for the Museum Building
Dates: 1951
Quantity:.25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract: This series consists of four architectural drawings by architect Daniel Perry for the Clark's original Museum Building.
Identification:CAI ARC 2009.12
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Records

This series consists of four architectural drawings: one isometric projection titled "View from North East"; two exterior elevations titled "East Elevation - Stone and Brick" and "North Elevation - Stone and Brick"; and one floor plan titled, "Exhibit Rooms." The drawings are numbered 17 - 20 and are 8 1/2 x 11 diazotypes. They were done by Daniel Perry, the architect for the Clark's Museum Building and dated December 3, 1951. Though Perry's name does not appear on the drawings, by 1951 Robert Sterling Clark had settled on Perry after working with two previous firms.


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 the 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

Names:

Perry, Daniel, d. 2002

Organizations:

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Subjects:

Art museum architecture
Architectural drawing--20th century

Places:

Williamstown (Mass.)

Document Types:

Diazotype
Exterior elevations
Floor plans
Isometric projections (axonometric projections, images)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

These materials were originally kept with Sterling and Francine Clark's papers in the Director's Vault.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Architectural Drawings for the Museum Building, 1951, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

These drawings were separated from the Sterling and Francine Clark Papers in 2006 and added to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institutional Records in 2009.

Processing Information

These items were placed in an acid free folder and box.


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