WASHINGTON — Singer St. Vincent and multimedia artist Doug Aitken were honored with American Ingenuity Awards at the Smithsonian, along with eight others.
Smithsonian magazine awarded the prize last week to honor innovators in the arts, science, technology and culture.
The magazine polled Smithsonian Institution directors, curators and staffers to find innovators “revolutionizing their fields with recent, high-impact achievements,” editor-in-chief Michael Caruso said in a statement.
Annie Clark, whose stage name is St. Vincent, is being honored in the performing arts for her solo albums and her more recent collaboration with David Byrne.
Aitken is being honored for his new installation “Mirror” at the Seattle Art Museum. The piece changes to reflect the city’s weather, traffic and other activity.
Other honorees include Dave Eggers and Mimi Lok of the nonprofit group Voice of Witness, which uses oral history to bring stories of human rights injustices into high schools.
The magazine also is honoring Saumil Bandyopadhyay, Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University, John Rogers of University of Illinois, Michael Skinner of Washington State University, Adam Steltzner of NASA and Caroline Winterer of Stanford University.