Thelma Golden Wins Prestigious Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

Thelma Golden was awarded the 2016 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College this week, The New York Times reports. Golden currently serves as director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem.

The award celebrates the individual achievements of a leading curator whose lasting contributions
have shaped the way we conceive of exhibition-making today.

Golden has been working with the Studio Museum since 1987. During the course of her career, she also worked at the Whitney Museum, but she returned to Harlem in 2005.

The award comes with a $25,000 prize.

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