Thomas J. Lax Receives the Menil Collection’s 2015 Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement

Art Press Release from United States. Published by MOMA on Friday 01 May 2015.

Thomas J. Lax Receives the Menil Collection’s 2015 Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement image

Josef Helfenstein, Director of the Menil Collection, has announced that Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, has been chosen as the seventh recipient of the biennial Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.

Established in 2001 in honor of Menil Founding Director Walter Hopps (1932-2005), the award recognizes curators in early to mid-career who have made significant contributions to the field of contemporary art. In conjunction with the award, which confers a stipend of $20,000, Mr. Lax will deliver a public lecture at the Menil Collection in the fall.