BYU Museum of Art Curator, Marian Wardle, To Receive Prestigious National Award

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Marian Wardle, Curator of American art for the BYU Museum of Art, will receive the prestigious W.E. Fischelis Award from the Victorian Society in America for her work as editor and co-author of the book,  The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art. The book accompanies the current MOA show of the same title.

Wardle will accept the award at a Gala Awards Dinner on May 19, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio. The award comes as a surprise to Wardle who knew nothing about her nomination for the award.

“I feel very honored,” Wardle said. “Mark Simpson, Wanda Corn, Cody Hartly and Michael Lewis won this award in 2009 for their catalog Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness and the Art of Painting Softly, which was selected as the book of the year by the premier American art journal, The Victorian Society in America. I was very surprised that we had won the same award.”

Robert Walter Weir and his two sons, John Ferguson Weir and Julian Alden Weir, were the subjects of Wardle

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