Sonya Clark (CRF 2012) is the 2020 recipient of the $35,000 Rappaport Prize, an annual award funded by local philanthropists Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport. In Clark, a professor of art at Amherst College, the museum has chosen an artist with a deep commitment to picking apart America’s whitewashed history of racial brutality in slow, deliberate ways. Her work “Unraveling,” begun in 2015, is a public unwinding of the Confederate battle flag, thread by thread, as a response to the police killings of Black people. Her traveling exhibition “Monumental Cloth: The Flag We Should Know” is due at the deCordova in April, along with her deCordova-produced show “Heavenly Bound.”

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