On December 12, School of Art alumnus (graduated in 1995) Wade Guyton (center in above photo) was presented with a UT Accomplished Alumni Award. He is the first UT alumnus to have his work featured in the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. The award was presented to Guyton by Theresa Lee, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (left in above photo) and Dorothy Habel, School of Art Director and Professor of Art History (right in above photo).
Guyton grew up in Lake City, Tenn., but he now lives and works in New York. The Whitney Museum of American Art is currently showing a mid-career collection of Guyton’s work. The exhibition opened on Oct. 4 and will continue until Jan. 13, 2013. To read the full article in Tennessee Today, click here. There is also a photo album from the reception on the School of Art Facebook page.