Crystal Bridges seeks nominations for $200,000 Don Tyson prize

The 2022 Don Tyson Prize for the Advancement of American Art was presented to NYU Professor Deborah Willis by Alice Walton on Dec. 13, 2022, at New York University in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is seeking nominations for the 2024 Don Tyson Prize.

The award, which includes $200,000 cash, was established by the Tyson family to honor the late Don Tyson, former chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods.

The biennial prize is awarded to living individuals or institutions in the United States working in any medium. It recognizes those who have significantly impacted the field of American art through innovation, outside-the-box thinking, and risk-taking, according to a news release. Recipients of the prize are those who have “changed the way we look at, think about, or experience art,” and who have raised awareness, challenged preconceived notions, removed barriers, and increased accessibility.

Nominations for the 2024 prize are being accepted through Sunday, June 30. The public can submit their nominations online at the Crystal Bridges website.

The 2024 prize will be awarded this fall.

The 2022 prize was awarded to photographer Deborah Willis. Previous recipients include the Houston-based organization Project Row Houses (2020), artist Vanessa German (2018), and the Archives of American Art (2016).