Each year, the Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize is awarded for the best written work by a graduate student on African or African-American art. The Boone prize is jointly administered by the Departments of African American Studies and History of Art.
The prize is given in memory of Sylvia Boone, a noted scholar of African art, who was the first tenured African-American woman on the Yale faculty. Vera Wells, Yale ’71, established the award to honor Sylvia Boone’s life and work.
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