Dec 9, 2010
MFA Boston Reinstates Women's Art Prize
After 4 years of absence, the MFA Boston is (hopefully) restoring the valuable Maud Morgan Purchase Prize, an "annual" award which was established to recognize an accomplished woman artist with a $5,000 fund and an MFA solo exhibition. Edward Saywell, chairman of the MFA's contemporary-art department, says that the MFA has chosen to award the prize less frequently so as to be able to generate a more meaningful amount for the fund. Sooooo, since they've been sitting on it for four years, that should mean that there is now $20,000 attached to this prize. We'll see.
Big kudos to Greg Cook, the Phoenix's art blogger/reviewer for bringing this topic to public attention.