Carnegie Museum of Art Paul Thek Exhibition Wins Award

The US section of the International Association of Art Critics/AICA-USA announced its awards honoring significant exhibitions of the previous season (June 2010–June 2011). The 400 active members of the Association voted from over 100 finalists.

Carnegie Museum of Art Henry J. Heinz II Director Lynn Zelevansky and co-curator Elisabeth Sussman of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York received First Place, Best Monographic Museum Show in New York. Paul Thek: Diver exhibited in New York, Pittsburgh, and at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Zelevansky remarks, “I am thrilled to join the Whitney in accepting this recognition, and hope that it serves to re-kindle interest in Paul Thek, an important, influential artist with a remarkable body of work that was too little known in his own country.”

Paul Thek: Diver, a Retrospective saw critical praise throughout its exhibition, October 31, 2010–January 9, 2011 at the Whitney, February 5–May 1, 2011 at Carnegie Museum of Art, and May 22–August 28, 2011 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works from the 16th century to the present. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the physical environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs.

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