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Winners of 2016 Global Fine Art Awards Revealed

The winners of the 2016 Global Fine Art Awards were announced during a gala at New York’s National Arts Club on February 11. There were a total of seventy-eight nominees from twenty-two countries. This year’s judges were Hamburg-based writer and curator Barbara Aust-Wegemund; Dean Phelus of the American Alliance of Museums in Washington, DC; James M. Bradburne of the Pinacoteca di Brera and Biblioteca Braidense in Milan; art historian and curator Gina Costa; and Joe Lin-Hill of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. Winners were selected for the following categories: contemporary and postwar art; Impressionist and modern art; Renaissance, Baroque, old masters, and dynasties; ancient art; public art; design; photography; and fringe. Others were also recognized with the YOUNIVERSAL award, determined by public votes from people all over the world, and the Twitter-based YOU-2 award.

The 2016 Global Fine Art Awards winners are:

Best Contemporary / Postwar / Solo Artist
“Rauschenberg in China,” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Best Contemporary / Postwar / Group or Theme
“Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947–2016,” Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles

Best Impressionist / Modern / Solo Artist
“Degas: A New Vision,” National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Best Impressionist / Modern / Group or Theme (Tie)
“The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art,” Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC, and “Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition,” De Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Best Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters, and Dynasties / Solo Artist (Shared)
“Jheronimus Bosch—Visions of Genius,” Het Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, and “The Centenary Exhibition,” the Museo del Prado, Madrid

Best Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters, and Dynasties / Group or Theme
“Traversing the Globe Through Illuminated Manuscripts,” the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Best Ancient Art
“Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Best Public Art
The Floating Piers , Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Lake Iseo, Lombardy, Italy

Best Design
“Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Best Photography (Shared)
“Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium,” LACMA and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Best Fringe / Alternative
“Susan Philipsz: War Damaged Musical Instruments,” Tate Britain, London

YOUNIVERSAL (Shared)
“Jheronimus Bosch—Visions of Genius,” Het Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, and “The Centenary Exhibition,” Museo del Prado, Madrid

YOU-2
“Traversing the Globe Through Illuminated Manuscripts,” the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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