Carnegie International awards prizes to two exhibiting artists

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Carnegie Museum of Art has announced that Nicole Eisenman has been awarded the Carnegie Prize and Zanele Muholi the Fine Prize for work exhibited in the 2013 Carnegie International.

The Carnegie Prize was initiated at the International in 1896 and includes a $10,000 award and the Medal of Honor, designed by Tiffany & Co. and cast by J.E. Caldwell & Co. The $10,000 Fine Prize was created in 2008 to honor an emerging International artist,

Ms. Eisenman, a French native who resides in New York, exhibits paintings and sculpture in the Hall of Sculpture. Ms. Muholi, a South African photographer, exhibits 48 portraits of black LGBTI community members. She will give a free public talk about her work at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland.

The awardees were selected by a panel of jurors including past International curators and the museum director and board members.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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First Published October 7, 2013 12:19 PM


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