Director's Office Records of Receptions, Events, and Lectures, 1957-1989.


Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Director's Office Records of Receptions, Events, and Lectures, 1957-1989.

Director's Office Records of Receptions, Events, and Lectures, 1957-1989.

This record group contains the Director's Office records of receptions, lectures, parties, and other events held at the Clark Art Institute between 1957 and 1989. These files contain copies of invitations to the events; press releases and newspaper clippings about the events; menu planning and order forms from the catering companies; guest lists; responses from invitees; seating charts for the events; and other related material. The events range from small receptions with cookies and coffee to full dinner parties. The reasons for the events include celebration of the opening of new exhibitions, staff parties, guest lectures, Williams College graduations and reunions, and visits to the museum by celebrities and dignitaries. There was a recital by Rudolf Serkin in 1973 in honor of the opening of the museum's auditorium. Events were held for visitors such as King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, Prime Minister Pearson of Canada, Frank Capra, and Lady Bird Johnson. There are no records for 1981-1982 or 1958-1960.

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