Catching up on two news items from late last week …
Lyle Ashton Harris wins Driskell Prize
The High Museum of Art named artist Lyle Ashton Harris as 2014’s recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize. Harris is the 10th to receive the annual prize, which honors contributions to African-American art and art history.
Harris has a diverse artistic practice ranging from photographic media and collage to installation and performance. His works were previously on view in the Atlanta metro area in his spring 2013 exhibition “Accra My Love” at Kennesaw State University’s Zuckerman Museum of Art.
Horodner leaving ACAC for Kentucky
The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center’s artistic director, Stuart Horodner, has announced his departure to become director of the Art Museum of the University of Kentucky in June.
Last year Horodner helped oversee a renovation and expansion of the Contemporary, and the return of its popular annual fundraiser, the Art Party. A search for his replacement is underway.