Two Scholars of the Arts Honored With Awards

dixonMelanye White Dixon, associate professor of dance at Ohio State University, received the Educator/Scholar Award from the International Association of Blacks in Dance. She was honored for her contributions to dance through teaching and mentoring.

Dr. Dixon is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and was the first African American to receive a doctorate in dance from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Kirsten Buick by Aziza MurrayKirsten Pai Buick, an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, has been selected to receive the 2015 David C. Driskell Prize from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. She will receive the award in Atlanta on May 2. The $25,000 prize honors an original and important contribution to the field of African American art or art history. Dr. Buick is the author of Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject (Duke University Press, 2010).

Dr. Buick is a graduate of the University of Chicago. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Michigan.

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