2015 Jan 12

Apollo Awards Honor The Clark as Museum Opening of the Year

The Clark Art Institute received the 2014 Apollo Award for Museum Opening of the Year during presentation ceremonies held in London on December 3.

The award, presented by Apollo, the noted international arts magazine, recognizes major achievements in the art and museum worlds. The Clark received the award in recognition of its distinctive success in combining new construction, a subtle renovation of its existing facilities, and a significant rethinking of its landscape to create a unified new campus. Other museums nominated for the 2014 Museum Opening of the Year award included the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto; the Imperial War Museum, London; the Musée du Louvre’s Eighteenth-Century Decorative Arts Galleries, Paris; and the Mauritshuis, The Hague.

“The Clark is a truly deserving winner of Apollo’s Museum Opening of the Year Award for 2014,” said Dr. Thomas Marks, editor of Apollo magazine. “The Institute received numerous nominations from our editorial board and contributors, many of whom cited the exceptional vision behind both the new Clark Center and the renovated main galleries. In a museum world that often seems increasingly focused on blockbuster exhibitions and blue-chip contemporary art, it’s hugely salutary to see an outstanding historical collection and research facilities presented with such elegance and flair.” Read more here>>