Alicia Henry Named 2016 Winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

Alicia HenryNashville, Tenn., August 17, 2016- Alicia Henry, associate professor of art at Fisk University has been named the 2016 recipient of the 1858 Prize for Southern Contemporary Art, administered by Society 1858 of the Gibbes Museum of Art. The 1858 Prize includes a $10,000 award and is presented annually to recognize the highest level of artistic accomplishment. Henry will formally receive her award on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the Gibbes Museum in South Carolina.

“We are very proud of Ms. Henry for her many accomplishments in the arts,” said Frank Sims, president of Fisk University. “For many years, Ms. Henry has educated and inspired our students, as well as many of her colleagues. This latest achievement reaffirms her personal commitment to her craft and we look forward to celebrating her many accomplishments to come.”

The Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States and houses collections of American Art from the 18th century to present. Society 1858 is an auxiliary group of dynamic young professionals supported by the Gibbes Museum of Art with social and educational programs tailored for up-and-coming art patrons.