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Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing Records,

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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing Records, 2009

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

June 23, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Lacy Schutz June 23, 2009
Language: Finding aid written inEnglish.

Collection Summary

Repository:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Creator:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Title: Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing Records,
Dates: 2009
Quantity:.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: These records document the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing.
Identification:CAI ARC 2009.18
Language: English

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged chronologically

Scope and Contents of the Records

The Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing celebrates informed, insightful, and accessible prose that advances the public understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Recipients of the Clark Prize are distinguished for critical or historical writing that conveys complex ideas in a manner that is grounded in scholarship yet appealing to a diverse range of audiences. Currently this collection consists of one object, an uninscribed archival copy of the award itself. Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the object is made of glass and etched with the following, "The Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing Award designed by Tadao Ando."


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

Names:

Ando, Tadao, 1941-

Organizations:

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Subjects:

Art criticism
Art museums
Awards

Places:

Williamstown (Mass.)

Document Types:

Awards

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

This collection originated in the Communications department.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing Records, 2009, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

As per the records management schedule, records relating to the Clark Prize should be transferred to the Archives ten years after their inception. An archival copy of the award was transferred to the Archives in April 2009. The first paper records should be transferred in 2017.

Processing Information

The award was kept in its cotton pouch, and placed in an acid-free box surrounded by crumpled up acid free tissue paper.


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