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Clark Art Director Michael Conforti Retiring In August

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Jim Levulis
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WAMC

Michael Conforti, the director of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, plans to retire at the end of August. This past summer Conforti celebrated the unveiling of the museum’s $145 million expansion adding 98,000 square feet of building space to its 140-acre campus.

Conforti, 69, began as The Clark’s director in 1994 and has served as both a trustee and president of Association of Art Museum Directors.

Conforti spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis after announcing his plans to retire.

The Clark’s board plans to form a committee and bring on a firm to conduct an international firm to find his successor. Conforti says he plans to stay in the Berkshires and may pursue academic work.

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Hear what MASS MoCA director Joseph Thompson thinks The Clark's Michael Conforti has done for the Berkshires.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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