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Exhibition Records of the Clark Brothers Collect , 2000-2006

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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to Exhibition Records of The Clark Brothers Collect, 2000-2006

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



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Lacy Schutz May 1, 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:Exhibition Records of the Clark Brothers Collect ,
Dates: 2000-2006
Quantity:4.38 linear feet (5 boxes)
Abstract: These are the records assembled for the fiftieth anniversary of the Clark as well as the exhibition, "The Clark Brothers Collect." They're mainly concerned with the history of the Clark family.
Identification:CAI ARC 2008.11.0085
Language: English

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged by subject.

Scope and Contents of the Records

These records relate to the 2006 exhibition, "The Clark Brothers Collect," as well as the fiftieth anniversary of the institution. In addition to the usual types of materials associated with exhibitions, this collection includes extensive research done on the history of the Clark family, Robert Sterling Clark and Francine Clark, and the early days of the museum. The materials are organized by subject, with records related to the exhibition itself following extensive materials collected in the course of researching Clark and his family. The majority of the material consists of photocopied articles, photocopies of items from the Sterling and Francine Clark Papers such as correspondence and diaries, and notes by various curators and other Clark staff members and contractors on their research. Some of the research came from the files of former director of the Clark, David Brooke. Some of this material is photocopied from his files, but more often it was removed from his records and placed with this research. No attempt was made to return Brooke's files to their original order in his records.


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:

Mulhall, Marion E
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903
Clark, Alfred Corning, 1844-1896
Clark, Edward Severin, 1870-1933
Clark, Edward, 1811-1882
Clark, Francine, d. 1960
Clark, Frederick Ambrose, 1881-1964
Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956
Clark, Stephen Carlton, 1882-1960
Clemens, Paul Lewis, 1911-1992
Cohen, Daniel G. 1978-
Conforti, Michael
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006
Ganz, James A.
Guille, Peter, 1911-1970
Hamilton, George Heard
Hamilton, George Heard
Jordan, Ambrose Latting, 1789-1865
Lees, Sarah
M. Knoedler & Co.
Martineau, Paul, 1967-
Mellon, Paul
Partenope, Venice C. (Venice Cecelia), 1902-2004
Perry, Daniel, d. 2002
Pope-Hennessy, John Wyndham, Sir, 1913-1994
Tague, Bill, d. 1990
Weston, Karl Ephraim, b. 1874
Brooke, David S.

Organizations:

Berry Brothers
Durand-Ruel Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
New York State Historical Association
Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
Singer Sewing Machine Company
Williams College

Subjects:

Art museums
Art--Collectors and collecting
Dakota (Apartment House : New York, N.Y.)
Race horses
Art dealers
Art insurance
Art museums--Exhibitions
Art--Private collections
Comédie-Francaise
Genealogy
Horses--Breeding
Rare book collection
Real property--France
Real property--New York (State)
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Scientific expeditions
Wills

Places:

Paris (France)
Cooperstown (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Normandy (France)
Upperville (Va.)
Williamstown (Mass.)

Document Types:

Interviews
Timelines (chronologies)
Articles
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color slides
Commercial correspondence
Deeds
Diaries
Ephemera
Insurance policies
Inventories
Memorandums
Obituaries
Oral histories (document genres)
Personal correspondence
Research notes
Wills
Photocopies

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

These materials were assembled from a variety of sources, mostly in the Curatorial department.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Exhibition Records of Clark Brothers Collect, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

These materials were transferred piecemeal to the Archives during 2008 and early 2009. Some were taken from the office of Kathy Morris, Director of Exhibitions & Collections and Curator of Decorative Arts; others were transferred upon the departure of James Ganz, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

Processing Information

Because there was little order to these records and they were assembled from a variety of sources, the Archivist rearranged the materials, organizing them by subject.


Related Material

Related material may be found in the Records and Papers of David S. Brooke and in the Sterling and Francine Clark Papers.


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