Thursday, January 18, 2018

Grand Duke Awards Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe

Photo: Cour grand-ducale
Earlier today, Grand Duke Henri was on hand to hand out  the Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe. This year's award was given to Miika Heinonen, a Finnish born photographer and visual artist who lives and works in Luxembourg, for his work "Belief System type 2" showing the Grand Duchy's synagogue, which you can find at Wort. Also present for the occasion were the Secretary of State of Culture Guy Arendt and the president of the Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg (CAL), Marc Hostert.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Manuel Dias
Since its creation in 1902 the Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe is awarded to artists who exhibit at the Salon Artistique of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg. Easily noticeable, the award was named for and created by the former Grand Duke Adolph, the great-great grandfather of the current Grand Duke, on the initiative of his wife Grand Duchess Adelheid-Marie, an avid painter herself. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa is the patron of the award and while she was scheduled to hand out the Prix today, she did not for an undisclosed reason.

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