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Joan Jonas awarded Gyorgy Kepes Prize

One of many distinctive honors recently
Joan Jonas in "Reading Dante." A Performa 09 Premiere, 2009.
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Joan Jonas in "Reading Dante." A Performa 09 Premiere, 2009.
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Joan Jonas, professor of visual arts in the School of Architecture + Planning, has been awarded the 2010 Gyorgy Kepes Fellowship Prize by the MIT Council for the Arts, given annually to a member of the community who has demonstrated excellence in the creative arts — architecture, visual and performing arts and writing.

The award comes on the heels of a number of other recent honors this season: last fall, Jonas was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guggenheim Museum for her extraordinary contributions to the field of contemporary art; in December she was named a 2009 USA Friends Fellow by United States Artists; and this spring her work was on display in three simultaneous exhibits in New York.

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