The American Academy of Arts and Letters accounced Visual Arts Faculty Kara Walker as a newly elected member for 2012. Members of the Academy are chosen for life and have included leading figures in American arts, literature and music. They are organized into committees that award annual prizes to help up-and-coming artists.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters which was founded in 1898 and is based in Upper Manhattan, will hold its annual induction and award ceremony in mid-May. Henry N. Cobb, president of the Academy, will conduct the presentation of awards in architecture, art, literature, and music. An exhibition of art, architecture, books and manuscripts by new members and recipients of awards will be on view in the Academy’s galleries from May 17 to June 10.
May 17 - June 10, 2012
Closed Memorial Day Weekend (May 26 - 28)