Henry Adams

Henry Adams is a graduate of Harvard College, and received his M.A. and PH.D. from Yale, where he received the Frances Blanshard Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in art history. In 1985, he won the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize of the College Art Association, the first time this had been awarded to an Americanist or a Museum Curator. In 1989, when he was a curator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, William Jewell College awarded him its distinguished service medal for his services to Kansas City and the Midwest. In 2001, when he was a curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, he received the Northern Ohio Live Visual Arts Award for the best art exhibition of the year in Northern Ohio. In April 2010, The Beauty of Damage, a Tom Ball/Telos Production film that he initiated and scripted with Tom Ball won the Kodak Best Ohio Short Film at the 34th Cleveland International Film Festival. In June 2010 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Cleveland Arts Prize. On September 26, 2015 he received the Artadmiration Award from ARTneo in Cleveland, and was honored with an exhibition of work by artists he has championed and a publication of excerpts from his writings on them. In the spring of 2017 he received the Baker Nord Award for the Humanities bestowed on the most outstanding scholar in the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University.


Books by Henry Adams

Chihuly: On Fire

Chihuly Workshop, 2016