Ministry of Culture: Said Musa is the 2022 National Visual Arts Award winner

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Visual artist Said Musa won the National Visual Arts Award 2022, the annual award given by the Ministry of Culture recognizing career artistic achievements. The award comes with a cash prize of RD$1 million.

“For any person it is a valid recognition to continue working, which is what we visual artists do. I am pleased; it is a commitment to continue working, something I have always done in my career of more than 50 years. I will try to continue setting an example with my work,” Said Musa commented when interviewed by Diario Libre.

In evaluating the development of the Dominican plastic arts, he considered that the country has come a long way. “Plastic arts in the country have developed enormously. Painting is the reason for the life of thousands of people now. If we look back at the 60s, when only five or six people painted, today there are thousands who do it in the capital...

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