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African Diaspora and to introduce the Great Masters
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The Anyone Can Fly Foundation
is pleased to present the
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to
Beverly McIver is widely acknowledged as a significant presence in contemporary American art and has charted a new direction as an African American woman artist. She is committed to producing art that examines racial, gender, social and occupational identity. Her work is in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the NCCU Museum of Art , the Asheville Museum of Art, the Crocker Art Museum, the Nasher Museum, and the Nelson Fine Arts Museum. McIver is the subject of an HBO documentary, entitled Raising Renee. This documentary aired on HBO December 2011, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2014. McIver has served on the Board of Directors at Penland School of Arts and Crafts, and currently serves on the board of directors at Yaddo and at the Walentas-Sharpe Studio Program.She has completed many residencies, including Yaddo, the Headland Center for the Arts, Djerassi, Penland School of Crafts, and is one of the 2017 winners of the Rome Prize, awarded by the American Academy in Rome. Beverly McIver is currently the Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University.
Visit Beverly's website to learn more about her and to see her paintings http://beverlymciverart.com.