Anne Hawley Awarded Godine Medal for Service
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and MassArt are neighbors in the geographical sense. But the institutions are also partners in advancing access to and education about art in the Commonwealth.
In recognition of these shared goals and achievements, MassArt awarded the Morton R. Godine Award for Service to the Community to Anne Hawley, the Norma Jean Calderwood Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Hawley joined the museum in 1989 and is responsible for fostering numerous community partnerships. Among them is the Artist-in-Residence program, now in its 20th year.
"These (visiting) artists energize the Museum and the community with the vigor of their ideas and the originality of their perspectives," Hawley said.
At the award ceremony, MassArt President Dawn Barrett praised Hawley’s many efforts to promote and expand the museum’s community engagement on a local, national, and international level.
In addition to her position at the museum, Hawley serves on the boards of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Save Venice, Inc., and the Fenway Alliance of Boston.
"Anne’s voice lends great vision to our city and our world," she said.
The Godine Award for Service to the Community was established by Dr. Morton R. Godine, a former Vice President of Administration and Finance at MassArt as well as former chairman of the MassArt Foundation and former MassArt Board of Trustee member. The award recognizes professional and personal dedication to the advancement of arts and culture in society. Past recipients include former governor Michael Dukakis and his wife Kitty as well as Pat Stavaridis.