Order of Arts and Letters Awards 2015
Several eminent American artists, gallerists, curators, philosophers, and other important figures in the art world have recently been awarded the insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy.
Carl Andre, the groundbreaking Minimalist, and Paula Cooper, founder of the Paula Cooper Gallery, were awarded the insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters on November 30, 2015, at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Andre was made a Commandeur of the Order, while Cooper, who was made a Chevalier in 2002, was promoted to the status of Officier.
Adam D. Weinberg, the director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, joined the Order on November 17, 2015.
June Hargrove, the dIstinguished art historian and Professor at the University of Maryland, specialist of European art, and Alison Stones, specialist on Medieval Art History the University of Pittsburgh, were admitted to the Order of Arts and Letters on November 10, 2015.
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff (or “Christo”), the multimedia artist who is known for executing large-scale temporary works of art in collaboration with his late wife, Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009), was awarded the insignia on November 2, 2015.
The Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) was established in 1957 to recognize eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world. The Order of Arts and Letters is given out under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Culture and Communication. American recipients of the award include Paul Auster, Ornette Coleman, Agnes Gund, Marilyn Horne, Jim Jarmusch, Richard Meier, Robert Paxton, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and Uma Thurman.
New York, NY 10007
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY
515 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
450 W 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY