Hal Foster to Be Awarded 2010 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing

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WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute today announced that critic, author, editor and educator Hal Foster will receive the 2010 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing on November 19 in New York City. Established in 2006, the Clark Prize recognizes individuals whose critical or art historical writing has had a significant impact on public understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. The Clark Prize celebrates excellence in arts writing that conveys complex ideas in a manner that is informed, insightful, and accessible. In awarding this honor, the Clark raises awareness of the importance of writing that bridges scholarly and popular interest in the arts and seeks to encourage support for this type of writing among publishers, editors, and the public. The prize will be presented to Foster by Glenn D. Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, a native of Williamstown and a graduate of Willi