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      The PEM Prize

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      Artists change the way we see and interact with the world.

      The PEM Prize is presented to artists from any field whose work explores the catalytic relationship between creativity and civic engagement. Reinvigorating and reimagining the communities in which we live, these artists are leaders, connecting us to the possibilities that exist for a more inclusive and understanding world.

      Along with a cash award, the PEM Prize recipient receives the opportunity to work with the museum on a project or series of projects that will be accessible to all. While each project will assume a different form, PEM Prize awardees will be individuals or groups who strive to deepen our global cultural connections, ignite our imaginations and inspire us to action.

      This year’s PEM Prize is awarded to artist Marie Watt (Seneca and German-Scots). She will be creating a piece to be completed onsite, creating a multisensory experience in collaboration with the museum’s community as part of the PEM Prize from November 2023 through June of 2024.

      The PEM Prize Awardee is selected by a committee of museum staff and leadership for their catalytic use of creative expression in civic engagement.

      TOP IMAGE: Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta. Photographer: Kyle Flubacker.

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