Sam Durant | DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Rappaport Prize | Yokohama Triennale 2017

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Awards Rappaport Prize to 


Sam Durant, The Meeting House as installed at The Old Manse, Concord, MA, 2016
Photo: Alex Jones, courtesy of The Trustees

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, announces Sam Durant as the eighteenth recipient of the prestigious Rappaport Prize, given to a contemporary artist with strong connections to New England and a strong record of achievement. Established in 2000, the Rappaport Prize has been an investment in both individual artists and the broader art community. Founded and funded by the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, the Rappaport Prize follows the Foundation's mission of promoting art, leadership in public policy, and medical research.

"It is such a wonderful surprise and tremendous honor to be recognized in my home region with the Rappaport Prize," says Durant. "I am a New Englander to the core -- its remarkable history has profoundly shaped and inspired me. The deCordova Museum was a big part of my formation as an artist, and my teacher George Greenamyer's work Mass Art Vehicle at deCordova was one of the first public sculptures I loved.  My work often puts me in the crosshairs of contentious and difficult debates, as it has recently, so deCordova's acknowledgement is particularly timely -- a cool drink of water for a parched soul."

The public is invited to attend the Rappaport Prize Lecture with Sam Durant on Thursday, October 26 at 6:30pm at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Admission is free. 

More information on the Rappaport Prize here.


Yokohama Triennale

Islands, Constellations & Galapagos
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
August 4 - November 5, 2017

Sam Durant, The Commodore's Dream, 2017, model ships, 23 1/4 x 52 3/4 x 11 inches

More information on the Yokohama Triennale here.

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