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Cesar Pelli received top honor from The Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Cesar Pelli received top honor from The Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Cesar Pelli received top honor from The Arts Council of Greater New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Dec. 5, 2014) — Cesar Pelli received a lifetime achievement award from the arts promotion and advocacy group in the city where he has lived and worked for more than three decades.

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presented the C. Newton Schenck III Award for Lifetime Achievement in and Contribution to the Arts to Pelli at its annual luncheon and awards ceremony today. The theme of this year’s award was “Small City, Big Art,” celebrating those whose creative contributions have made a mark in New Haven and beyond. Announcing the award, the Arts Council wrote, “Having literally changed the skylines of cities around the world, architect Cesar Pelli’s presence in New Haven has inspired us to look up, to think big, and to celebrate the visionary work that happens in our small city each and every day.”

Pelli came to New Haven when he was appointed dean of the Yale School of Architecture in 1977. He founded his firm, now Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the same year. PCPA is now an international firm, still headquartered in New Haven.

Each year, the Arts Council of Greater New Haven invites the public to nominate individuals and organizations who have had significant impact on the Greater New Haven arts community. A jury then selects five recipients who are presented the awards at a festive luncheon, the organization’s signature event. The lifetime achievement award is bestowed upon an individual who has spent his or her career embracing and endorsing the arts to the benefit of audiences of all ages. The honor is named for the late Newt Schenck, a New Haven attorney and champion of the local arts community. More information about the event is available from the Arts Council.

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