Film Professor Recognized as ‘One of the Most Respected Artists’ in Film Today


University of Virginia art professor Kevin Everson has made more than 170 films and shown them at many of the world’s most famous museums and film festivals.

Today, he has one more accolade to show for that prolific body of work.

The Heinz Foundation named Everson as the recipient of the 2019 Heinz Award in the Arts & Humanities, a prestigious honor that comes with a $250,000 cash prize. The foundation cited Everson's 170-plus films and powerful portrayals of working-class African Americans. The Heinz Awards, now in their 24th year, honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in five categories: arts and humanities; environment; human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy and employment. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Caroline Newman)