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New Year Honours: architect of African American museum knighted

David Adjaye to receive knighthood as gallerist Nicholas Logsdail and artists Chris Ofili, Ryan Gander, Bob and Roberta Smith also recognised

by Javier Pes  |  31 December 2016
New Year Honours: architect of African American museum knighted
Architect David Adjaye, left, with the artist Theaster Gates. Photo: Kelly Taub/BFA.com, courtesy of Rebuild Foundation
David Adjaye, the lead architect of the Smithsonian's new museum of African American History in Washington, DC, will receive a knighthood. A frequent collaborator with artists, past projects include working with Chris Ofili on the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and The Upper Room installation (1999-2002). Ofili is also recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list: the Turner prize-winning artist will receive a CBE.

The veteran photographer, Don McCullin, who recorded conflicts in Cyprus, Vietnam and Africa in the 1960s and 70s and recently returned from Syria, will receive a knighthood from the Queen.

A CBE will go to Jenny Waldman, the director of 14-18 Now, for leading the UK-wide artistic commemoration of the First World War, which has resulted in high profile commissions by artists including Jeremy Deller and Peter Blake, among others.

Among those receiving an OBE from The Queen for their services to the arts are the co-founder of Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail, and the artists Bob and Roberta Smith and Ryan Gander.

Anna Wintour becomes a dame for services to fashion and journalism. The editor-in-chief of Vogue has been a longstanding supporter of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and chair of the annual Met Gala since 1995.

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