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Hood Museum of Art wins AICA Award

The US section of the International Association of Art Critics/AICA-USA announced its annual awards to honor artists, curators, museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions in recognition of excellence in the conception and realization of exhibitions. The 2011 AICA Award for “Best Show in a University Gallery” went to the Hood Museum of Art for Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life (April 16–August 7, 2011), curator: Jacquelynn Baas.

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life (April 16–August 7, 2011). Photo by Jeff Nintzel

The winning projects were nominated and voted on by the 400 active members to honor outstanding exhibitions of the previous season (June 2010-June 2011). The 24 winners of first and second places in twelve categories, selected from over one hundred finalists, include exhibitions focusing on contemporary artists Christian Marclay, Sarah Sze and Al Weiwei, the 20th century artists Pablo Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, Kurt Schwitters, and Paul Thek, as well as thematic exhibitions dealing with history of drawing through the twentieth century, contemporary Japanese art, and Fluxus. This year’s Nominating Committee included art critics Eleanor Heartney (Chair), Marek Bartelik (AICA-USA President), Rebecca Cochran, Peter Frank, Francine Miller, and Susan Snodgrass. Sponsored by ISSEY MIYAKE USA Corp.

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