Alex Nyerges receives Award

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The French Ministry of Culture awarded Alex Nyerges, Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va, Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres), for his contributions in promoting cultural cooperation with France.

The French Ministerial Order of Arts and Letters was established on May 2, 1957. It comes under the responsibility of the Minister of Culture. The Order recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through their creations in the artistic or literary field or through the contribution they have made to the advancement of Arts and Letters in France and around the world.

He was awarded the insignia of Knight in the Order of the Arts and Letters by Marie-Christine Labourdette, Director of the Musees de France and Do-President of FRAME, on November 22, 2014 during the annual meeting of FRAME in Dijon.

Alex Nyerges has been involved with FRAME for 8 years.  In addition to his enthusiastic support for FRAME and his deep involvement in the Executive Committee since 2007, he has also welcomed several exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that have highlighted the richness of France's cultural heritage, such as the Mourners in 2012, and Van Gogh, Manet and Matisse: The Art of the Flower opening March 22, 2015.

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