ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART 6TH ANNUAL NEXUS AWARD: MICHAEL ROOKS
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (The Contemporary) is pleased to announce that Michael Rooks is the recipient of the sixth-annual Nexus Award. Michael Rooks is the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Michael Rooks will receive the Nexus Award at a ceremony and reception to be held at The Contemporary on May 19, 2015.
The Nexus Award is a public acknowledgment of individuals, groups, or organizations that have made significant contributions to the contemporary arts landscape and celebrates local leaders who are instrumental in making Atlanta an exceptionally vibrant arts community. The award was established in 2010 and named in recognition of the bold and pioneering spirit of the original founders of Nexus, Inc., a grassroots artist cooperative founded in 1973. Nexus Award winners are recognized for being forward thinking, brave, visionary, generous, and committed to advancing and supporting artists and their creative practice.
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