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The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts April 11-13

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The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts at UT Dallas, established in 2016 with an endowment from Mrs. Eugene McDermott, recognizes the essential and fundamental role in the arts in the life of the university. The award honors an artist working in or between any of the broad spectrum of artistic endeavors, including the visual arts, music, literature, performance, and architecture/design.

Given every other year, the award consists of a prize of $150,000 and a week’s residence on the UT Dallas campus and in Dallas, during which the awardee will present a major public lecture and interact in a variety of venues with the students, staff and faculty of UT Dallas and with the larger arts community of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

Prospective awardees will be nominated by the Brettell Award Advisory Committee, composed of international leaders in arts and culture, with the selection of the awardee being made by an Executive Committee composed of university and community leaders.

The concept of the Brettell Award is inspired by the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, created by the McDermott Family at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974. The MIT McDermott Award is also made every other year, and it is planned to schedule the two events in alternating years.

Save the Date

Join us for public lectures and a forum that will feature the first recipient of the Brettell Award:

Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas

Wednesday, April 12, 5 p.m.
Public forum, followed by reception
Nasher Sculpture Center

Thursday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas

Details will follow after an official announcement of the awardee in the Dallas Morning News on April 9.

RSVP for events with Pierrette Lacour pierret@utdallas.edu.

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