Topics

Willem-Alexander
What museums can learn from architect Tadao Ando's Clark expansion
What museums can learn from architect Tadao Ando's Clark expansion

The art press these days is rife with stories about splashy museum building projects: from the controversial expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (which has devoured a relatively new building by Tod Williams Billie Tsien architects) to the behemoth cinder blob proposed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Which is why the expansion at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., unveiled this last summer, is so remarkable. Low-key and restrained, it avoids showy asymmetric geometry or structures that resemble bathtubs. With the assistance of prominent architects, including Pritzker Prize-winner Tadao Ando, the museum has added a...

Loading