Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize

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 Photo of Sylvia Ardyn Booneprize 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.

Learn more about Art History Scholar Sylvia Arden Boone

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