Now Accepting Nominees for the 2018 Don Tyson Prize

Created as a way to identify and recognize significant achievements in the field of American art, the Don Tyson Prize carries a $200,000 cash award. The Tyson Family established an endowed fund at Crystal Bridges for the purpose of creating a prize in memory of Don Tyson, former chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods, to honor his legacy.

“My father, for whom the prize is named, was a believer in education, American history, and the American spirit,” said John Tyson, Chairman of Tyson Foods.  “This type of accolade for the work being done to further American art would have been very meaningful to him.”

Access and transformation are at the heart of the Don Tyson Prize. Nominations are encouraged for living individuals or organizations who have:

    • Changed the way we look at, think about, or experience art.
    • Impacted the field through innovation, outside-the-box thinking, and risk-taking.

Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018

A national jury of museum and academic art historians empaneled by Crystal Bridges will review the nominations and announce the winner in Fall 2018.

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