Dr. Alexandra Munroe Receives 2017 Japan Foundation Award
Dr. Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, has received the 2017 Japan Foundation Award. Bestowed by the government of Japan, this award recognizes individuals whose academic, artistic, and cultural pursuits have contributed to promoting international friendship and understanding between Japan and the world. Akira Tatehata, President, Tama Art University, Tokyo, and Director, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, introduced Munroe at the awards ceremony on October 16 in Tokyo. He credited the far-reaching impact of her exhibitions and scholarship for bolstering the field of postwar Japanese art history both in America and in Japan.
The Japan Foundation Awards 2017 go to Alexandra Munroe, Frederik L. Schodt, and Andrej Bekeš
Since 1973, the Japan Foundation has annually presented the Japan Foundation Awards to individuals and
organizations that have made significant contributions to promoting international mutual understanding and
friendship between Japan and other countries through academic, artistic, and other cultural pursuits.
For 2017, the three recipients listed below have been selected.
The awards ceremony will take place at Hotel Okura Tokyo from 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16. Further
details regarding the ceremony and commemorative lectures given by the recipients will be provided shortly.
■Alexandra Munroe (Senior Curator, Asian Art,and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)
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