This year the Western Museums Association (WMA) received a number of well-qualified nominations for the 2013 Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence.
Nominees included the Anchorage Museum True North, Craft & Folk Art Museum This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists, Fullerton College Centennial Legends and Legacies: The First 100 Years of Fullerton College, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes LA Starts Here!, Museum of History and Industry Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies, Natural History Museum of Utah Weaving a Revolution: A Celebration of Contemporary Navajo Baskets, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery A Moment for Ink, and the Tucson Museum of Art Elements in Western Art: Water, Fire, Air, and Earth. The 2013 Charles Redd Award recipient truly exemplifies exhibition excellence as it brings its visitors through the transformation of a major Western, as well as global, city. Drumroll please….
The winner is the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990!
Congratulations to Merritt Price, Head of Design, and the entire team at the J. Paul Getty Museum! Here are some fantastic images of the exhibit itself:
The WMA is looking forward to recognizing the J. Paul Getty Museum at the 2013 Charles Redd Award recipient at the 2013 Annual Meeting at a General Session on Thursday, October 9, 9:00 – 10:30 am. The Award will be officially presented during the Storytellers and Supporters Luncheon on Saturday, October 12, 12:30 – 1:45 pm.
Learn more about the Charles Redd Award here: http://www.westmuse.org/annual-meeting/awards-scholarships/charles-redd-...