J. PAUL GETTY MEDAL AWARDED TO THELMA GOLDEN, AGNES GUND, AND RICHARD SERRA

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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.

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