ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

2021 ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Awards

La Raza: Garza, Luis, Garza, Luis C., Scott, Amy, Gunckel, Colin: 9780895511652: Books


Luis C. Garza and Amy Scott, curators, and Colin Gunckel, ed., for La Raza (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, 2020).

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945: Haskell, Barbara, Castro, Mark A., Cruz Porchini, Dafne, González Mello, Renato, Guerrero, Marcela, Hemingway, Andrew, Indych-López, Anna, Schuessler, Michael K., DuBois Shaw, Gwendolyn ...

Honorable Mention:
Barbara Haskell, ed., for Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945 (Whitney Museum of American Art, 2020).

Competition for the 2022 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 2022. The name of the recipient(s) will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2022 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, 2020 and August 31, 2021.
  • 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 (Mark Castro, by October 1, 2021 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 November 15, 2021.


Exhibition Catalogue Award Committee
Mark Castro, Chair,
Carol Damian,
George Flaherty,

Exhibition Catalogue Award Recipients