The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., is launching the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, a new annual award designed to recognize art criticism that has broad audience appeal while remaining grounded in scholarship. The prize carries a $10,000 honorarium and an award designed by Tadao Ando; the first winner is to be announced in spring 2006.
The new prize is part of a broad series of initiatives by the Clark that celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2005-06. Other highlights include a national tour of Impressionsit works from the collection and an exhibition of the post-revolutionary work of Jacques-Louis David.
Story courtesy of the November 18th edition of artnet magazine