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Gish Prize Goes to Thelma Golden, Director of Studio Museum in Harlem is First Curator to Receive $250,000 Award

THE 30TH ANNUAL Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize was awarded to Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem. A transformational figure in the world of art, for more than 35 years, Golden has provided a platform for Black artists as a curator, museum leader, mentor, and advocate. The prize was announced Oct. 23 and includes a cash award of $250,000. Each year, the Gish prize recognizes an individual who has “made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.” Recipients are active in an array of artistic disciplines from theater, literature, and music to architecture and visual art. Golden is the first curator and museum leader to win the prize since it was established in 1994. “This year’s selection committee unanimously and enthusiastically presents the Gish Prize to Thelma Golden, a recognition well deserved for her profound contributions to the world of contemporary art and her unwavering commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity within the art community,” National Black Theater CEO Sade Lythcott, who chaired the five-person prize committee, said in a statement. “Thelma’s visionary leadership has ignited important dialogues and transformed institutions, inspiring artists and […]

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