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PROFESSOR CURLEE R. HOLTON RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM ANYONE CAN FLY FOUNDATION

Curlee Holton

The David C. Driskell Center is proud and honored to announce that its executive director, Professor Curlee R. Holton, has received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anyone Can Fly Foundation.

This award is annually bestowed to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime’s worth of singular, impassioned dedication to the mission of enriching and making known the history of African American art and culture.

In presenting the award, Foundation President Faith Ringgold writes: “Too few people know and understand the continuing problem of pervasive anonymity master artists of the African diaspora face in the mainstream art world. So many masters of African American art have lived their lives as artists devoting time, energy and innovation to enriching the great history and culture black people in America have developed and then die, often in poverty, alone and in anonymity. The great works they leave behind are known primarily to those of us who search for them.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who dedicate themselves to addressing this problem; Professor David C. Driskell was the recipient of this award in 2005.

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