For his interest in German art over the last 30 years, Charles L. Kuhn, professor of Fine Arts and Curator of the Bush-Reisinger Museum of Germanic Art, has received the Order of Merit award of the West German Republic.
Guenther C. Motz, the German Consul General in Boston, made the presentation on behalf of Germany's President Theodor Heuss. Motz cited Kuhn's publication of books, catalogues, and articles dealing with German art, and expressed his government's appreciation for the services rendered to cultural relations between the United States and Germany.
The German medal is the second such award which Kuhn has received. In 1955 he was presented the Order of the North Star from the Swedish government for his presentation of Swedish art and industrial design.