UB Law Dean Makau Mutua, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar, was re-elected for a second, one-year term as vice president of the American Society of International Law, the most prestigious and largest organization of international lawyers in the world.
Jonathan D. Katz, associate professor and director of the doctoral program in the Department of Visual Studies, has received the 2011 annual first prize award for Best National Museum Show from the U.S section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA/USA.
The AICA awards, which have been presented annually for 25 years, were presented this year to 24 distinguished artists and curators in 12 categories in recognition of their excellence in the conception and realization of exhibitions.
Katz was honored along with his co-curator, National Gallery historian David C. Ward, for “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” the first major museum exhibition to focus on themes of gender and sexuality in modern American portraiture.
The critically acclaimed “Hide/Seek” opened in October 2010 at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., where it remained until February 2011. It then enjoyed a very successful run at the Brooklyn Museum before opening on this spring at the Tacoma Art Museum, where it will remain through June 10.