For Immediate Release
October 19, 2012
(Philadelphia, PA) Moore College of Art & Design presented its 2012 Visionary Woman Awards to interior designer Victoria Hagan and graphic designer, writer and curator Ellen Lupton.
Hagan and Lupton accepted their awards at a gala on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the College.
The event, attended by more than 250 guests, raised $286,000, with proceeds going to support the Visionary Woman Scholarships.
The Award began in 2003 and has become a signature event at Moore each fall. Since 2005, the College has designated proceeds from the Visionary Woman Awards to benefit four-year merit-based Visionary Woman Scholarships.
Interior designer and entrepreneur Victoria Hagan is known for integrating architecture and interior design. Since founding her firm over 20 years ago, Hagan has designed private residences, residential developments and corporate interiors. She is continually featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor and Town & Country, among others. Ellen Lupton is the director of the Center for Design Thinking and the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art. She also serves as a curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
The 2012 Visionary Woman Awards gala was held at Moore College of Art & Design, located at 20th Street and The Parkway. The Elizabeth Greenfield Zeidman Lecture featuring the three honorees was held earlier that day in Stewart Auditorium.
Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.