The Albany Institute of History & Art will host Michael Conforti, Director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, to share his insights into the creation of the Clark’s newly expanded campus.
The campus, which was designed by architects Tadao Ando, Annabelle Selldorf, and Reed Hilderbrand, opened its doors on July 4, 2014. The renovations and expansions at the Clark were completed to enhance sustainability and energy efficiency, and increase exhibition and event space.
The Clark’s new visitor center is also accompanied by a renovated research center and an expanded campus that will integrate indoor and outdoor spaces to highlight the nature and the grounds that the Clark occupies.
Architect Tadao Ando says, “In both the Visitor Center and Stone Hill Center, I have tried to express a deep respect for the landscape outside and an equal reverence for the art inside. It is critical that the art speak for itself and that viewers experience it in their own way.”
This lecture will be held on Thursday, July 24 at 5:30 pm and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so visitors are encouraged to arrive early.
Photo: The Clark’s visitor center viewed from across the reflecting pool (provided).