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The 2015 Women’s International Study Center Founders’ Award will be awarded to NMWA

Jul 29 2015

WASHINGTON—The Women’s International Study Center (WISC) has chosen to honor the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) with its annual Founders’ Award, which recognizes women’s accomplishments. The prize will be awarded to the museum during a ceremony on August 6, 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

NMWA was founded in 1981 with the singular mission to bring to light remarkable women artists of the past while also promoting the best women artists working today. Through its programming, NMWA directly addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art, therefore assuring great women artists a place of honor now and into the future. NMWA remains the only museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing women’s creative achievements.

By awarding the third annual Founders’ Award to NMWA, the WISC board acknowledges the museum’s record of achievement and programming that champions women in the arts. Past recipients of the WISC Founders’ Award include Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2014) and author Gail Sheehy (2013).

“The National Museum of Women in the Arts is extremely honored to receive the prestigious Founders’ Award from the Women’s International Study Center,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling, who will accept the award on the museum’s behalf. “The museum is dedicated to providing a platform for women’s free expression and filling the void in recognition of women artists past, present and future. NMWA champions women through the arts with its programming, collections, exhibitions and outreach, advocating for equity for women by shining a light on excellence.”

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National Museum of Women in the Arts