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IDB Cultural Center receives Washington Mayor's Art Award

The Inter American Development Bank Cultural Center and its director Félix Ángel will receive this year´s Washington D.C. Mayor´s Art Award for its Visionary Leadership in the Arts.

The award will be officially delivered on March 22nd, at the DC Historical Society.

The Mayor´s Art Awards, which this year celebrate this year its 25th anniversary, are the highest honor the city bestows through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH). It honors outstanding individuals or organizations that excel in an artistic discipline, services provided to the arts, education, and innovation.

The DCCAH presided by Anne-Ashmore Hudson received this year 102 nominations that were evaluated by a prominent group of experts in the fields of dance, theater, music, literature, visual arts, service to the arts and art education.

The Executive Director of the DCCAH, Gloria Nauden said the number of nominations surpassed those of previous years, and represent the outstanding talent in the city.

Past recipients of the awards include conductor Leonard Slatkin, pop singer Roberta Flack, jazz pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn and philanthropist Peggy Cooper Cafritz.