MCA Students Create Unique Awards for Pink Palace Donors

Earlier this year, the Pink Palace Family of Museums reached out to Memphis College of Art to help create unique and memorable awards for major donors who gave towards their new building campaign.

Under the direction of Professor Kevin Mitchell, students Aaron Kia Napunako Boyd and Chris Dickson created awards from pieces of the old museum building. From the floor to the ceiling, Aaron and Chris salvaged materials of the old building to create one-of-a-kind awards.

The students presented a number of award prototypes to representatives of the Pink Palace for consideration. The winner was a combination of two awards that included multiple materials and an engraved image of, and message from, the Pink Palace. 

At the reopening of the Pink Palace, Mayor Jim Strickland joined our students in the celebration. The donors were honored to receive the awards, and congratulated the students on their creativity and craftsmanship.

Well done, Aaron and Chris! Thank you for showing our community how MCA students contribute in new and meaningful ways. 


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