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Michael Conforti
Executive Director
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute


Michael Conforti has been director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute since 1994. Under Conforti's leadership the Clark has expanded its collections as well as its special exhibition, public outreach and research and academic programs. He has also overseen the planning for the Institute's building expansion designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando. Conforti is on the trustee executive committee of the American Academy in Rome and is a board member of the Amon Carter Museum, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), and American Association of Museums' International Committee on Museums (AAM-ICOM).  He is also vice-chair of the National Committee for the History of Art and an overseer of the International Congress of Art History (CIHA). He teaches at Williams College and is a regular lecturer and author of articles on sculpture and the decorative arts, museum history and practice, as well as institutional and private collecting in their social and cultural context.