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The 2015 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award: Zoe Crosher for Visual Arts (shared with Shamim M. Momim)
Smithsonian Magazine Announces Fourth Annual American Ingenuity Awards
Hamilton Star Lin-Manuel Miranda, American Artist Zoe Crosher, Neurologist Doo Yeon Kim, Engineer & Planetary Scientist Alan Stern, and editor of The New Yorker, Francoise Mouly among this year’s honorees
Awards ceremony to take place Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC – October 19, 2015 – Smithsonian magazine, the flagship publication of Smithsonian Media, today announced the fourth annual American Ingenuity Awards, celebrating twelve groundbreaking individuals across nine categories including technology, performing and visual arts, natural and physical sciences, education, history, social progress and youth achievement. This year’s ceremony will take place Thursday night, November 12, 2015, at the Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian magazine today revealed five of this year’s esteemed winners, including star of the hit broadway musical “Hamilton” Lin-Manuel Miranda, American artist Zoe Crosher, neurologist Doo Yeon Kim, engineer and planetary scientist Alan Stern, and Francoise Mouly. Each of these winners and the seven others to be announced at the Ingenuity Awards will be featured in the December issue of Smithsonian magazine and on Smithsonian.com.
“These winners are the foremost experts, innovators, and creators in their respective fields,” said Smithsonian magazine Editor In Chief Michael Caruso. “We look forward to the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and be enlightened to the ways in which their discoveries are shaping our future.”
For the first time this year, a few of this year’s winners will come together on the same stage the day after the American Ingenuity Awards to share their discoveries, knowledge and perceptions with the public. The American Ingenuity Masterclass, a collaboration of Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian Consortia, will take place Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Warner Bros. Theater in the National Museum of American History. The morning Masterclass will feature a discussion between Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeff MacGregor, writer- at-large for Smithsonian magazine about the creative process. Tickets are free and are available for download at TK.
That same evening, the Smithsonian and Zocalo Public Square will present a Q&A on American Ingenuity featuring four of the American Ingenuity Award winners including Zoe Crosher, Doo Yeon Kim, Alan Stern, and Francoise Mouly as a part of the “What it Means to be American” series; a three year, 10 city discussion series. Tickets are free and are available at TK.
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