Susanne Ghez, Director of the Renaissance Society, was honored this week with the 2002 Award for Curatorial Excellence from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Museum of Modern Art curator Gary Garrels and artist Diana Thater presented the award to Ghez at the colleges 10th anniversary gala on Tuesday.
Ghez has been curator for more than 130 exhibitions at the Renaissance Society since she became its Director in 1974.
During her tenure, the society has achieved international recognition for its program of exhibitions, lectures and publications, which have introduced artwork by some of the most influential avant-garde artists from across the world. In the past three decades, Ghez has brought the work of such artists as Lawrence Weiner, Mike Kelley and Kara Walker to the Renaissance Society for exhibition.
Over the past three years, she has traveled five continents as part of the curatorial team for Documenta 11, an international art invitational that will open in June in Kassel, Germany.