From left: Lowery Stokes Sims and Lauren Cornell.

Lowery Stokes Sims and Lauren Cornell to Receive ArtTable Awards

Angela Brown of Artnews writes that Lowery Stokes Sims and Lauren Cornell will be honored by ArtTable for their contributions to the arts at an awards ceremony and benefit in April 2017. ArtTable is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to support female professionals in the visual arts.

Sims, who will be receiving the Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Award, is curator emerita at the Museum of Arts and Design, where she worked from 2007 to 2015 as the Charles Bronfman International Curator as well as the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator. She was also the executive director, then president, of the Studio Museum in Harlem from 2000 to 2007, in addition to being the museum’s adjunct curator for the permanent collection.

Lauren Cornell will be the recipient of ArtTable’s New Leadership Award. Cornell left her post in 2012 as the executive director of the digital media organization Rhizome to cocurate the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial with artist Ryan Trecartin. She currently serves as the New Museum’s curator and associate director of technology initiatives.