The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s expansion program has moved into its final phase as preparations begin for the opening of its new campus.

To facilitate completion of the project and installation of both its permanent collection and the works on view in its summer 2014 exhibitions, the Clark’s galleries will close at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23, and reopen on July 4.

The Clark’s library remains open and its auditorium will continue to host a limited schedule of public programs throughout the early spring.

At the July 4 opening, the Clark will present special exhibitions in the new Visitor Center and at Stone Hill Center, both buildings designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, Osaka, Japan.

The Museum Building will open with a new installation of works from the Clark’s permanent collection in renovated and expanded galleries designed by New York-based Selldorf Architects.