Press Release The Gibbes Museum of Art is proud to announce Donté K. Hayes as the 2019 winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Hayes, a Georgia-based ceramicist, explores themes in Afrofuturism, a projected vision of an imagined future which critiques the historical and cultural events of the African Diaspora and the distinct black experience of the Middle Passage. Hayes will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize and will be celebrated at the Amy P. Coy Forum and Prize Party hosted by Society 1858 at the Gibbes on February 6 & 7, 2020. “We’re thrilled to announce Donté […]