Brendan Gill Prize
Established in 1987 in honor of Brendan Gill, renowned New Yorker theater and architecture critic and long-time MAS Director
The Brendan Gill Prize is given each year to the creator of a specific work – a book, essay, musical composition, play, painting, sculpture, architectural design, film or choreographic piece – that best captures the spirit and energy of New York City.
The prize was established in 1987 in honor of Brendan Gill by friend and fellow MAS board member Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis along with board members Helen Tucker and Margot Wellington.
2018 Brendan Gill Prize
The open call for nominations for the 2018 Brendan Gill Prize is now closed. Winners will be announced in February.
Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Nonstop Metropolis
Matthew “Levee” Chavez, Subway Therapy
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire, Thomas Kail, and Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton: An American Musical
Frederick Wiseman, Inside Jackson Heights
Kara Walker, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby; an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the
New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant
Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic, The New York Times
Louis Kahn (posthumously), architect, Four Freedoms Park
John Morse, artist, Curbside Haiku
Michael Van Valkenburgh, landscape architect, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Mike and Doug Starn, artists See it change, see it split
Sufjan Stevens, musician, The BQE
Sarah Jones, actress and playwright, Bridge & Tunnel
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, artists, The Gates, Central Park
Yoshio Taniguchi, architect, The new Museum of Modern Art
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author, Random Family
Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan, authors, Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America