freedom medal

Today was an important day for the visual arts in America.  Props to Jasper Johns for being the first studio artist in 34 years to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Double props to Obama;  for being the third president, along with JFK and Gerald Ford, to give the award to a painter or sculptor, and for awarding it to Jasper Johns.

Watch the ceremony from earlier today on the White House website.

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Located in Ithaca, NY, Project Space 923 is an alternative exhibition space committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art. Our goal is to offer a platform for innovative and audience-engaging forms of practice in a community with few such venues, as well as to involve the contemporary art dialogue on a regional, national and global level. View all posts by station923

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