Peter Barbieri, curator of photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, introduced honoree Andrea Baldeck. Ursula von Rydingsvard was introduced by Susan Talbott, executive director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum.
The Visionary Woman Awards began in 2003 and has become a signature event at Moore each fall. The awards bring national attention to women artists and provide powerful role models for our talented students. The Visionary Woman Honors Program is designed for highly ambitious, reflective, independent-minded students who are interested in entrepreneurship, leadership and service while pursuing their creative discipline and academic achievements.
Past Visionary Woman Awards recipients include Philadelphia muralist and social practice artist Meg Saligman, Spelman College President Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, interior designer Alexa Hampton, jewelry designer Ann King Lagos, fashion designer Nicole Miller, handbag designer Judith Leiber,founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, and fashion designer and alumna Adrienne Vittadini ’66.