The High Museum of Art has named Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee the 2013 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize.

An Atlanta resident, art historian, curator and writer, Brownlee is the director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the only US museum dedicated to visual art made by and about women of the African Diaspora. As the ninth Driskell Prize recipient,
Brownlee will be honored at the Driskell Prize Dinner in Atlanta on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the High Museum of Art’s Wieland

The Driskell Prize recognizes a scholar or artist in the beginning or middle of his or her career whose work makes an original and important contribution to the field of African-American art or art history. The annual award is named for the renowned African-American artist and art scholar.

“Andrea Barnwell Brownlee’s leadership for the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art has helped engage thousands of visitors through highly significant exhibitions and acquisitions,” said Michael E. Shapiro, who is the Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. Director of the High. “Her vision for the museum and passion for the arts exemplifies the qualities of the David C. Driskell Prize.”

This year’s Driskell Prize Dinner is co-chaired by Joe Bankoff, Juanita Baranco and Ingrid Saunders Jones with Honorary Chair Sally McDaniel. Tickets for the black-tie event can be purchased by contacting Rhonda Matheison at rhonda.matheison@woodruffcenter.org or 404-733-4403.

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