Clark Art Director Michael Conforti Retiring In August
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.