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Award-winning NEH-Exhibitions

March 19, 2013 | By Public Programs Staff

Three NEH-funded exhibitions received awards from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. While these exhibitions educate, enthrall, and entertain crowds, it is a special honor to receive recognition of excellence from fellow museum professionals.

Multimedia Installations

The Minnesota Historical Society's 1968 Exhibit received a MUSE Honorable Mention for multimedia installations from the AAM Media and Technology Network. Winning entries demonstrate outstanding achievement in nine areas, including content, interface, design, innovation, and appeal.

Excellence in Exhibition

The Detroit Institute of Art's Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to the Present won the Overall prize, and the Oakland Museum of California's Coming to California permanent exhibition won the Special Distinction—Exemplary Inclusion of Community Voices prize in the Excellence in Exhibition Competition, which is sponsored by four AMM Professional Networks: the Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation, the Curators Committee, the Education Committee, and the National Association of Museum Exhibition. The prizes in this category are awarded for expanding the limits of exhibition content and design through innovation.


Only a few of the current projects supported by this division are featured on this website.  To learn what other events, exhibitions, or programs may be coming to your area, please consult the Division’s calendar.

The NEH awarded grants to the Minnesota Historical Society, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Oakland Museum for these exhibitions.