The Sotheby’s Prize is an annual award of up to $250,000 to support and encourage museums to break new ground. The grant aims to recognize curatorial excellence, and to facilitate exhibitions that explore overlooked or under-represented areas of art history.
Last year’s jury of Connie Butler (Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles), Donna De Salvo (Senior Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York), Okwui Enwezor (Director of the Haus der Kunst Museum in Munich), Sir Nicholas Serota (Chair, Arts Council England) and Allan Schwartzman (Chairman of Sotheby’s) reviewed 92 applications from 15 countries on five continents. The winners, receiving $125,000 each, were the MCA Chicago for Many Tongues: Art, Language, and Revolution in the Middle East and South Asia that will open in 2019 and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for Pop América, 1965-1975, which will open in October this year.
This year’s Prize will open for applications in March.
For more information, visit www.sothebys.com/prize