The Women's Caucus for Art has honored Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries director Tina Dunkley with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dunkley received the award for her "far-reaching commitment to the art and experience of the African Diaspora." This commitment extends through her leadership at Clark Atlanta, her research into African Diaspora communities in South America and the Caribbean, and her own artistic practice. Dunkley received her award at a ceremony in New York City on February 14, 2013. Susana Leval, Director Emerita of El Museo del Barrio and Emeritus Member of AAMD, was a co-awardee. The program from the awards is available here (pdf).
The Lifetime Achievement Awards were first awarded in 1979 in President Jimmy Carter’s Oval Office to Isabel Bishop, Selma Burke, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Honorees have represented the full range of distinguished achievement in the visual arts professions. Other previous awardees include artists Louise Bourgeois, Linda Nochlin, Yoko Ono, and Wilhelmina Holladay, founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. More information on the Women's Caucus for Art is available here.
Image: Tina Dunkley receives the Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award 2013, February 14, 2013.