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MAS Calls for 2009 Brendan Gill Prize Nominations

sufjian stevens 2008 gill prizeMAS members are invited to submit nominations for the 2009 Brendan Gill Prize now through Friday, April 10. The prize is awarded annually to the creator of a specific work — a book, essay, musical composition, play, painting, sculpture, architectural design, film or choreographic work — completed in the previous year that best captures the spirit and energy of New York City. The 2008 prize went to singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens for his multimedia musical composition The BQE. To learn more about the Brendan Gill Prize, visit www.mas.org/brendan-gill. Continue Reading>>

Sufjan Stevens Awarded the 2008 Brendan Gill Prize for The BQE

Last Saturday, at an award reception at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens received the 2008 Brendan Gill Prize from MAS for his multimedia musical composition The BQE. Mr. Stevens’ “symphonic and cinematic exploration of New York City’s infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway” was selected by the Brendan Gill jury for “capturing the energy, vigor, and verve of our incomparable city.” Beow is a brief slideshow of the evening, attended by MAS members and patrons. [AFG_gallery id=’4′]

MAS Members Invited to Meet Sufjan Stevens on Saturday Night

Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens will receive the Municipal Art Society’s 2008 Brendan Gill Prize this Saturday, September 27, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for his multi-media musical composition, The BQE. His “symphonic and cinematic exploration of New York City’s infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway” was selected by the Brendan Gill jury for “capturing the energy, vigor, and verve of our incomparable city.” We are thrilled to invite MAS Members to join us this Saturday and meet Mr. Stevens at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. MAS members (and a guest) are invited to join us for the Brendan Gill Prize Ceremony (7:00 p.m.) at BAM and the private reception afterwards where you’ll have a chance to meet Mr. Stevens in person. Then, make a real New York night of it, by staying for BAM’s massively popular “Takeover” (9 p.m. to 4 a.m.). Tickets are available through BAM. MAS members who pick up their Takeover tickets in advance will be able to go to the front of the line and bypass the long wait. Box office hours 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Sufjan Stevens Awarded Brendan Gill Prize, Calatrava’s Vision for New Penn Station

sufjan stevens calatravaMAS is awarding this year’s Brendan Gill prize to Sufjan Stevens for his acclaimed composition BQE (AsthmaticKitty). The Gill prize was created by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in honor of Brendan Gill and is awarded annually to a creator of a work of art, book, sculpture, film, musical composition, or architectural design, accomplished the previous year, that best captures the spirit and energy of New York City. Santiago Calatrava echoes MAS’ sentiments that a train station should be a grand gateway into the city and a gift from the city for the public good. In other news, the land and business owners in opposition to the City’s proposed Willets Point rezoning have broken into factions… Continue Reading>>

2008 Brendan Gill Prize: Call for Nominations

We invite MAS members to submit nominations for the 2008 Brendan Gill Prize. The prize is awarded annually to the creator of a specific work — a book, essay, musical composition, play, painting, sculpture, architectural design, film or choreographic work — completed in the previous year that best captures the spirit and energy of New York City. Endowed to permit a cash award, the 2008 prize will honor a single work completed in 2007. The award is not intended to honor an individual’s lifetime achievements.  

Brendan Gill Prize Celebrates Diversity

sarah jones playwright brendan gill prize winner 2007The 2007 Brendan Gill Prize was awarded on Monday evening, December 3, to actor, playwright and poet Sarah Jones, for her Tony-award winning one-woman show “Bridge & Tunnel.” The newly built Diker Pavilion in the National Museum of the American Indian, a transformed landmark — formerly the U.S. Custom House built by the legendary Beaux-Arts architect Cass Gilbert — on Bowling Green, was the stage for the presentation. In an exhilarating performance, Ms. Jones selected excerpts from her play which celebrates the city’s diversity with all its idiosyncrasies, conflicts and humor through the voices of fourteen immigrant characters. Continue Reading>>

The Brendan Gill Prize 2007

Monday, December 3, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green, New York MAP The Board of Directors of the Municipal Art Society will award the 2007 Brendan Gill Prize to actor, playwright and poet Sarah Jones for “Bridge & Tunnel” her off-Broadway 2004 – Broadway 2006 one-woman show, vividly portaying the diverse and wonderful characters who populate and enrich our city. This event is by invitation only. To learn more about the Brendan Gill Prize and previous winners, click here.