December 12, 2005 - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - Kara Walker Named 2005 Larry Aldrich Award Recipient
December 12, 2005

Kara Walker Named 2005 Larry Aldrich Award Recipient

THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

Kara Walker, Testimony, 2004; Still from DVD video
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

KARA WALKER
NAMED 2005 LARRY ALDRICH AWARD RECIPIENT

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT

tel 203.438.4519 www.aldrichart.org

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce that Kara Walker has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Larry Aldrich Award for 2005. The Aldrich will present a new DVD video by Walker in 2006.

The annual Larry Aldrich Award honors an American artist whose work has had a significant impact on contemporary visual culture during the previous three years. An independent jury of artists, collectors, critics, curators, and gallerists selects the winner. Since 1995, the honoree has received $25,000 and the opportunity for an exhibition at The Aldrich. Previous winners of the Award are Catherine Opie, 2004; David Hammons, 2003; Fred Wilson, 2002; Mark Dion, 2001; Doug Aitken, 2000; Janine Antoni, 1999; Ann Hamilton, 1998; Charles Ray, 1997; Robert Gober, 1996; Bruce Nauman, 1995; Cindy Sherman, 1994; and Elizabeth Murray, 1993.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW AT THE ALDRICH

Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration
John Giglio: BlowHomes
Jane Harris: New Painting
Todd Hebert: 2005 Aldrich Emerging Artist Award Exhibition
Cyrilla Mozenter: More saints seen
Lisa Sigal: A House of Many Mansions
Mary Temple
Fred Wilson: Black Like Me [Larry Aldrich Award Exhibition]

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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, located at 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, is renowned as a national leader for its presentation of outstanding new art, cultivation of emerging artists, and innovation in museum education. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. For more information, call 203.438.4519 or visit www.aldrichart.org.

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