Charles Redd Award

       
By Melanie Fales
I am grateful to the Western Museums Association and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies for this recognition of Minidoka: Artist as Witness, an original exhibition organized by the Boise Art Museum. The award reinvigorates our work and gives us a sense of great pride. 
Boise Art Museum is located just 130 miles away from Minidoka, yet most residents in our urban...
Museum exhibits can show visitors new perspectives, challenge commonly held notions, and bring people into new worlds. While museums have many important functions in their communities, the exhibits are the centerpieces of their educational work.
Do you know of an exhibit in 2014–2015 that challenged perceptions or progressed the scholarship of the American West? Nominate it for the 2015 Charles...
By Adam Mikos
Cue the drum roll…. the winner of the 2014 WMA Charles Redd Award for Excellence in Exhibitions is The Oakland Museum of California!!
2014 was a terrific year for the Charles Redd Award! The exhibitions that were submitted were each incredibly exciting and compelling. From Alaska to Arizona, representing six different states, the geographical scope was very wide in presenting ideas...
By Christopher James Alexander
When my Getty colleagues and I embarked on the development of an architecture exhibition about the rapid evolution of one of the world’s most dynamic and influential cities, we had to embrace one harsh reality. People love to hate Los Angeles. Despite the fact that this region has inspired the creation of some of the most iconic structures of the twentieth century,...
Did you or a colleague create an innovative exhibit about the American West in 2013 or 2014? The Western Museums Association (WMA) is pleased to consider applications for the 2014 Charles Redd Annual Award honoring excellence for an exhibition that furthers the study and understanding of the American West. The Award is funded by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young...
2012 Redd Award was presented to the Utah State University Museum of Anthropology. Elizabeth Sutton, Deputy Director/Curator, accepted the Award. Picture with Mike Nelson and Redmond Barnett of the WMA Board.


The Western Museums Association (WMA) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2013 Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence. This annual award honors...
By Elizabeth Sutton, PhD
Last year at the Western Museums Association (WMA) 2012 Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, the Utah State University (USU) Museum of Anthropology received the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence for our new exhibit, Through the Looking Glass: Obsidian Travel and Trade in the Great Basin. This Award was particularly meaningful for our...
The July 15th deadline is rapidly approaching!
The Western Museums Association (WMA) is pleased to consider applications for the 2013 Charles Redd Annual Award honoring excellence for an exhibition that furthers the study and understanding of the American West. The award is funded by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University.
The competition recognizes outstanding...
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