J. PAUL GETTY MEDAL AWARDED TO THELMA GOLDEN, AGNES GUND, AND RICHARD SERRA
The Getty is honored to present the J. Paul Getty Medal—which recognizes extraordinary contributions to the practice, understanding, and support of the arts—to Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Agnes Gund, president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and chair of its International Council; and renowned sculptor Richard Serra. Thelma Golden has nurtured the growth of the Studio Museum for eighteen years. Under her leadership the museum has become a cultural anchor in the Harlem community, focusing on the rich and diverse histories of artists of African descent. Agnes Gund has supported the country’s most prestigious arts institutions, currently serves on the boards of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Morgan Library & Museum, among others, and recently launched the Art for Justice Fund. Richard Serra has created monumental works for architectural, urban, and landscape settings spanning the globe. His sculptures and drawings have been celebrated with numerous major exhibitions, including retrospectives at MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.