Awards and Honors

Infinity Award, International Center of Photography for Race Stories column, Lens Section, New York Times (2018)

Curatorial Award of Excellence, The Outstanding Exhibition in a University Art Museum 2010 for For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, Association of Art Museum Curators (2011)

Finalist, National Book Award, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, University of Memphis for For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights (2011)


Nominee, On Camera Talent, Emmy Award, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York Chapter. For the For All the World to See feature segment, Sunday Arts, PBS-WNET (2011)


Choice Outstanding Academic Title, Art and Architecture, American Library Association for For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights (2010)


Curatorial Award of Excellence, The Outstanding Exhibition of the Year for
Action/Abstraction, Association of Art Museum Curators (2009)

Curatorial Award, Best Thematic Exhibition in New York for Action/Abstraction, International Association of Art Critics , American Section (2009)

Finalist, Horace Mann Bond Book Award for White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness, from the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research and Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity Foundation, Harvard University (2000)

Honorable Mention, Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness, from the Boston University School of Social Work (2000)

Alumni Achievement Award, Ph.D. Alumni Association, The Graduate School of the City University of New York (1998)

Junior Fellow, New York Institute for the Humanities, New York University (1983-1985)

Phi Beta Kappa, Nu Chapter (Hunter College, 1978)

Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary Society) (Hunter College, 1978)

Award for Excellence and Achievement in German Studies, German Counsel General, New York (1977)

Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities (2014, 2009, 2008)

National Endowment for the Arts (2014, 2005, 1997)

Arts Writers Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation | Creative Capital for Race Stories (2014)

Exhibition and Research Grants, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (2014, 2013, 2012, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1993)

Trellis Fund (2008, 2007, 2006)

Peter Norton Family Foundation (2001, 1999)

J. Patrick Lannan Foundation (1999)

Professional Memberships

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Pen America

Association of Art Museum Curators

International Association of Art Critics, American Section





   

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