ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

2020 ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Awards

Beverly Adams and Natalia Majluf, eds., The Avant-Garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s (Museo de Arte de Lima; Blanton Museum of Art, 2019).

Esther Gabara, ed., Pop América 1965-1975 (Duke University Press, 2018).

Competition for the 2021 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 2021. The name of the recipient(s) will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2021 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, 2019 and August 31, 2020.
  • 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 (Julia P. Herzberg, by October 1, 2020 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 5, 2020.

Please feel free to contact members of the committee with any questions or concerns.

Best wishes in these complicated times,

Exhibition Catalogue Award Committee
Julia P. Herzberg, Chair,
Carol Damian,
Mark Castro,

Exhibition Catalogue Award Recipients