Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Accepting Nominations for $200,000 Prize

by Glasstire March 15, 2022
An aerial photograph of multiple buildings on the Crystal Bridges campus in Arkansas.

Panoramic view of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a museum located in Bentonville, Arkansas, is currently accepting nominations for the Don Tyson Prize. Named for the former chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods, and endowed in part by a $5 million gift from the Tyson family, the prize is, according to the museum, “open to living individuals or institutions working in any medium and located in the United States.”

The prize is given every two years, with the most recent recipient, in 2020, being Houston-based organization Project Row Houses. Other winners of the prize include Vanessa German in 2018, and the Archives of American Art in 2016.

The winner of the prize receives a $200,000 cash award and will be recognized at an event at the museum. According to Crystal Bridges, to receive the prize, individuals and organizations must have, in their work:

—Changed the way we look at, think about, or experience art
—Increased access to art in their community
—Broadened the reach of art through inclusivity
—Impacted the field through innovation and risk-taking
—Navigated current issues in creative and inspiring ways

The prizewinner will be chosen by a panel of “respected museum and academic art historians selected by the museum.” The deadline to nominate an artist or organization for the prize is April 29, 2022. Go here to submit a nomination.


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Anonymous March 15, 2022 - 13:51

How do you nominate an institution or individual?

Glasstire March 16, 2022 - 09:14

Through the museum’s website — we’ve included a link in the piece!


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