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Terry Smith receives 2022 Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award

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Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, received the 2022 Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award from the College Art Association, the premier professional body for art historians, artists and museum people.

The award is presented to an individual who has been actively engaged in teaching art history for most of their career. Recipients are recognized for their contribution to the advancement of knowledge and methodology in the discipline, including integration of art-historical knowledge with other disciplines and aid to students in the development of their careers.

Smith has served on several boards, including those of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, the Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and the Biennial Foundation, New York.

His notable books include Making the Modern: Industry, Art and Design in America,” The Architecture of Aftermath” and What Is Contemporary Art?