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Smithsonian Announces Archives of American Art Medal Recipients
WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art will salute the distinguished careers of artists Mark di Suvero and Sheila Hicks and collectors Don and Mera Rubell Thursday, Oct. 28. These honorees will receive the Archives of American Art Medal at the organization’s annual benefit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. On the same evening, the Archives’ Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History will be presented to William H. Gerdts.

Each year, the Archives of American Art Medalhonors leaders in the field of American art. Past award recipients include John Baldessari, Eli Broad, Chuck Close, Paula Cooper, André Emmerich, Agnes Gund, Ellsworth Kelly, Ellen Phelan and Joel Shapiro. The Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History was established in 1998 as a tribute to Archives co-founder Lawrence A. Fleischman. Past recipients include Wanda Corn, Linda Ferber, Robert Storr and John Wilmerding.

The event’s honorary chairs are Lynn Dixon Johnston and Susanne Bross Emmerich, supported by a steering committee of prominent artists, dealers, collectors and patrons from the American art community.

The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art enlivens the extraordinary human stories behind America’s most significant art and artists. It is the world’s largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America. Constantly growing in range and depth, and ever increasing in accessibility to its many audiences, it is a vibrant, unparalleled and essential resource for the appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of art in America.

The Smithsonian | Archives of American Art | Lynn Dixon Johnston | Susanne Bross Emmerich |




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