Dr. Maurice Berger, Senior Research Scholar of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, is the recipient of an award from the International Association of Art Critics/USA. Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning and American Art, 1940-1976, an exhibition co-curated by Dr. Berger for The Jewish Museum, was named “The Best Thematic Show In New York in 2008” by the association. The winning projects were nominated and voted on by the 400 active members to honor outstanding exhibitions of the previous season. Winning institutions this year include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, J. Paul Getty Museum and Getty Research Center, and the Williams College Museum of Art. The awards ceremony will be held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York on March 2, attended by museum curators, artists and critics from around the country.
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