April 16--Acclaimed conceptual artist and School of Art faculty member, Michael Asher, receives the 2010 Bucksbaum Award for his project in the current Whitley Biennial. Award recipients are chosen by jury from among the artists participating in the Biennial. The Bucksbaum Award includes a $100,000 stipend and a solo exhibition.
Asher is known for altering environments, sometimes by repositioning artworks, walls or facades; his Biennial project involves keeping the museum open around the clock from May 26 at 12:01 a.m. through May 28 at 11:59 p.m.
The biannual prize was established in 2000 by the museum and the Bucksbaum Family Foundation of Des Moines, which is overseen by Melva Bucksbaum, a Whitney trustee since 1996.