ALAA-Arvey Foundation Book Award

2024 ALAA-Arvey Foundation Book Award Winner

Sean Nesselrode Moncada, Refined Material: Petroculture and Modernity in Venezuela (Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2023).


2024 Book Award Honorable Mentions

1) Delia Cosentino and Adriana Zavala, Resurrecting Tenochtitlan: Imagining the Aztec Capital in Modern Mexico City (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2023).

2) Delia Solomons, Cold War in the White Cube: U.S. Exhibitions of Latin American Art, 1959–1968 (University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2023).


Past Book Award Recipients


Competition for the 2024 ALAA-Arvey Foundation Book Award

The Association for Latin American Art is pleased to sponsor the Annual ALAA-Arvey Foundation Book Award for an especially distinguished scholarly book published on the art of Latin America from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. The award is generously funded by the Arvey Foundation and consists of a citation and a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award virtually at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in Chicago in February 2024. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2024 Award, we will evaluate books on Latin American Art from Pre-Columbian to the present that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023
  • Books may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese
  • Books may have one or more authors

The books will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished art historians, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range.

Please contact Michele Greet at by October 1, 2023, to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. If the book is eligible, he will provide mailing addresses for the three committee members. Copies of books are to be sent directly to each, and must be received no later than October 31, 2023.

**The book committee does not consider exhibition catalogues. Please submit all inquiries regarding exhibition catalogues to the exhibition catalogue award chair Michele Greet (


Book Award Committee
Michele Greet, Chair
Andrew Hamilton,
Ilona Katzew,