The Kimbell Art Museum, HSC honored with the Fort Worth Sister Cities Global Awards
The Kimbell Art Museum received the Global Nexus Award Thursday night at the Fort Worth Sister Cities International Mayor’s Dinner and Global Awards at River Ranch Stockyards. The Global Awards are presented “to individuals, businesses and organizations that have made significant contributions to citizen diplomacy, global understanding, global political stability and international trade,” according to Fort Worth Sister Cities International.
The Global Nexus Award specifically recognizes “recognizes companies that are globally connected and are good representatives of Fort Worth to the world in creating healthier commerce and community for all.”
“Throughout our nearly 50-year history, the Kimbell has served as a link for international collaboration, dialogue and understanding,” said Eric M. Lee, museum director. “Our famous permanent collection, iconic architecture and exciting international exhibitions allow us to connect and strengthen relationships around the world, providing a bridge between Fort Worth and the world.”
“We are delighted to recognize the important international reach of the Kimbell Art Museum,” said Becky Renfro Borbolla, President of Fort Worth Sister Cities. “Their connections around the world bring positive attention to Fort Worth, creating a healthier community for all of us. “
Other prizes awarded during the event:
World Citizens Award: University of North Texas at Fort Worth Health Sciences Center. The award “recognizes organizations that are globally connected and are good representatives of Fort Worth creating a positive vision of the United States through educational, humanitarian or cultural initiatives.”
Global Entrepreneurship Award: Jerry Boonyaratanakornkit and Rich Petronis, founders of Exact Diagnostics, a TechFW startup later sold to California-based Bio-Rad Laboratories for $ 59.8 million. The award recognizes “a pioneering company based on its vision to achieve its goals and promote Fort Worth globally, developing international partnerships and establishing global connections to provide an understanding of other cultures.”
Global Impact Award: Miguel Harth-Bedoya, the famous Peruvian conductor. who served as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra from 2000 to 2020. The award recognizes “an individual’s role in promoting Fort Worth globally, developing international partnerships and building relationships. links, particularly in the areas of business, culture, education, immigration, and tourism.