An Honor for Sherrie McGraw

Sherrie giving an acceptance speech for the medal of honor next to her painting, Age of Innocence, which is now in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art.

Lou Zona, director of the Butler Institute of American Art, and the museum’s Board of Directors voted to award Sherrie McGraw the Butler Medal of Honor this May. Two previous recipients of this award are Leo Castelli, legendary New York art dealer, and Thomas Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. McGraw is only the second woman to receive this award; the first was sculptor Louise Nevelson, who also studied at the Art Students League. The medal (below) was designed by the Art Students League’s own Rhoda Sherbell.

Front of Medal

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