HOUSTON—Allison Glenn, associate curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, has been named senior curator and director of public art at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Glenn is best known for the widely acclaimed exhibition “Promise, Witness, Remembrance,” currently on view at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
MIAMI—Malaika Temba is this year’s winner of the National YoungArts Foundation’s Jorge M. Pérez Award, which comes with an unrestricted $25,000 prize. Temba is a New York–based textile artist, highly influenced by art at the intersection of visuals and sounds.
ATLANTA—The High Museum of Art will present an immersive maze of accessible, sensory environments by award-winning design and research practice Bryony Roberts Studio as its seventh site-specific installation on The Woodruff Arts Center’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. Titled “Outside the Lines,” the installation continues the High’s multiyear series of inclusive and inviting commissions to activate the Museum’s outdoor space and encourage community engagement.
JACKSON—The Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) and the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced the co-organization of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration, an exhibition that will unveil newly commissioned works by 13 of the most acclaimed African American artists working today examining the profound impact of the Great Migration on the social and cultural life of the United States.
PASS CHRISTIAN, MISS.—The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is proud to announce the 2021 award winners for excellence in the arts. Out- of-state judges who are experts in their fields have selected the state’s outstanding artists for works published, performed, or shown in 2020.
MONTGOMERY—The Alabama State University Department of Visual Arts has been approved for a $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to further its work on visual storytelling and to continue its efforts to amplify black voices.
Nathaniel Allen, chair of the Visual Arts Department pointed out that the project will provide instruction on ways to utilize various media and new technologies in visual storytelling, while examining the representation of the black community.
Laurel receives Mississippi Arts Commission grant
LAUREL, MISS.—The city of Laurel has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the commission awards each fiscal year and will be used to hire local artists to display their talent on city-wide traffic control boxes. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
CHATTANOOGA—ArtsBuild announces its two individual recipients of the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award this year, Ann Law and Mitch Patel. The annual Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the arts in Chattanooga and who are actively engaged in the cultural life of the community— “Arts Builders” who exemplify ArtsBuild’s mission to build a stronger community through the arts as demonstrated by their significant contributions to the arts and their leadership.