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2013 Medal Award Honoring Glenn Ligon
Monday, May 20, 2013
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
is known for his resonant works in multiple media that explore issues surrounding race, sexuality, representation and language. He frequently uses evocative text, quotations from culturally charged and historically relevant material by writers such as James Baldwin, Jean Genet and Zora Neale Hurston, both as a source of imagery and a means of addressing the politics of representation.
Watch Glenn Ligon's "Art: 21" video
The SMFA Medal is awarded annually to individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on the art world, and recognizes their commitment to diversifying and communicating with the world through art. The galawhich includes cocktails, dinner and a silent auctionraises crucial funds for scholarships and educational opportunities for SMFA students.
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5:30 pm VIP Reception
featuring a conversation between Glenn Ligon and President Chris Bratton
6:30 pm Cocktails and Silent Auction Begin
7:30 pm Dinner and Award Presentation
9:30 pm Dessert and Silent Auction End
10:00 pm After-party at the Revere Hotel (200 Stuart St., Boston)