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Thelma Golden, Lee Bontecou Win 2019 American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards

Thelma Golden.

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The American Academy of Arts and Letters has revealed a list of its newly elected members, as well as recipients of the academy’s honors and awards. Recipients of the academy’s prizes include artist Lee Bontecou, who has been given the academy’s Gold Medal in Sculpture, and Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden, who is being given the Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts.

The artists’ work will be shown in a group show at the Academy’s New York galleries that will include paintings, works on paper, photographs, video, sketchbooks, architectural models and renderings and original manuscripts. That exhibition opens on May 23 and runs through June 16.

 A list of new members and honorees in art-related fields follows below. (New members and honorees in the fields of literature and music are listed on the Academy’s website.)

NEW FOREIGN HONORARY MEMBERS IN ART
Sheila O’Donnell
Sebastião Salgado

GOLD MEDAL IN SCULPTURE
Lee Bontecou

ARCHITECTURE AWARD WINNERS
Hernan Diaz Alonso
Mario Gooden and Mabel O. Wilson
Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon
Anne Rieselbach
Eduardo Souto de Moura

ART AWARD WINNERS
Judith Bernstein
James O. Clark
Francesca DiMattio
Inka Essenhigh
Alain Kirili
Doron Langberg
Charlotte de Larminat
Paul Mogensen
Michael Singer

AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE ARTS
Thelma Golden

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