ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

2023 ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Awards

Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche. Denver Art Museum, with Yale University Press, 2022. Edited by Victoria Lyall and Terezita Romo, with contributions by Camilla Townshend, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Jesse Laird Ortega, Charlene Villaseñor Black, Sandra Messinger Cypress, Luis Vargas-Santiago, Inés Hernández-Ávila, Lisa Sousa, Emmanuel Ortega, Karen Cordero Reiman, Victoria Lyall, Terezita Romo, Rosario Castellanos, Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell, Sylvia Alicia Gonáles, Lucha Corpi, Carmen Tafolla, Naomi Quiñonez, and Pat Mora

2023 Exhibition Catalogue Award Honorable Mention

Diego Rivera’s America, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, with University of California Press, 2022. Edited by James Oles, with contributions by Sandra Zetina, James Oles, Adriana Zavala, Dafne Cruz Porchini, Maria Castro, Rachel Kaplan, Claire F. Fox, John Lear, Jennifer A. González, Michelle Barger, and Kiernan Graves


Past Exhibition Catalogue Award Recipients


Competition for the 2024 ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

The Association for Latin American Art (ALAA), an affiliate of the College Art Association (CAA), is pleased to sponsor the Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award. The award will be presented to the lead author or authors of an especially distinguished exhibition catalogue of Latin American or Latinx art, from the Pre-Columbian era to the present, published under the auspices of a museum, library, or collection. The award is generously funded by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation and consists of a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award at the CAA annual meeting in February 2024. The name of the recipient(s) will also appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the 2024 Award, we will evaluate exhibition catalogues on Latin American or Latinx art from the Pre-Columbian era to the present that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023.
  • Catalogues may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Single or multi-authored exhibition catalogues with a substantive text that advances art historical knowledge will be considered

A three-person committee of accomplished art historians and curators, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range, will evaluate the entries.

Publishers, authors, and others must contact the chair of the ALAA exhibition catalogue award committee George Flahery at by October 1, 2023 to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. Please include the following information: Title, author(s), date, and a general description of subject. If the catalogue appears eligible, the committee Chair will provide mailing addresses for all three committee members. Copies of catalogues are to be sent directly to each and can be sent at any time over the summer but must be received no later than October 15, 2023.

Please note, authors may not submit the same material for two award categories. If, for example, a major essay from an exhibition catalogue is submitted for the Article Award, the catalogue itself may not be submitted for the Exhibition Catalogue Award or vice versa. It is the responsibility of the author to determine which category best fits the submission.

Exhibition Catalogue Award Committee
George Flaherty, Chair
Lisa de Leonardis,
Rosario Granados,