Whitney Museum of American Art curator Elisabeth Sussman will receive the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College 2013 Audrey Irmas award for curatorial excellence. The award comes with a cash prize of $25,000. Sussman’s curatorial career also includes fifteen years at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, where she served as interim director and deputy director for programs. In addition to being a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy (1999), and at the Getty Research Institute (2001), Sussman is author of many publications and has taught at MIT and Tufts University. Previous recipients of the award include Harald Szeemann, Marcia Tucker, Kasper König, and Paul Schimmel, among others.