DeCordova Announces the Rappaport Endowment Fund and the Winner of the 11th Rappaport Prize

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LINCOLN, MA.- At its Fall Meeting, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum announced both a major gift from the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation to endow the Rappaport Prize in perpetuity, as well as the 2010 winner of the Rappaport Prize. The prestigious Rappaport Prize, which annually awards $25,000 to a contemporary artist with a relationship to New England, is both the longest-standing New England art prize as well as one of the largest awards of its kind in the region. “Creative artists enrich our lives in New England and are part of the magnet that attract and keep our creative workforce in this region,” Jerry Rappaport said. “Phyllis and I are pleased in endowing the Rappaport Prize to permanently provide annual recognition and support for these outstanding and creative artists.” Foundation Chair Phyllis Rappaport added, “Since deCordova has from its inception had a unique focus on art in New England we believe that they will continue to maintain the standards of