ALAA Graduate Student Travel Award

We are pleased to announce the annual ALAA Graduate Student Travel Award. The award, generously funded by former ALAA president Patricia Sarro, will provide $500 toward expenses related to attending the College Art Association Annual Conference (Feb. 21-24, 2018), ALAA business meeting, and ALAA sponsored sessions. Funds may be put towards hotel costs, registration, or airfare/ground travel. The awardee need not be presenting (although presenters are encouraged to apply), but should demonstrate a specific need to attend sessions or visit archives in the conference city. To apply, please send a letter of interest, including your current research area, name of your university, program, advisor, and specific purpose for attending to the conference by email to Michele Greet (mgreet@gmu.edu) by October 31, 2017. The awardee will be selected by the executive committee and will be notified of his/her acceptance by November 15, 2017. Funds will be paid upon receipt of the award, but awardee must submit receipts to ALAA verifying that funds have gone toward conference expenses (within 2 weeks of returning from the conference). The awardee is also expected attend the ALAA business meeting at the conference where he/she will be recognized as an award recipient. The awardee will also receive one year of complimentary ALAA membership.

Save-the-date: ALAA-sponsored tours of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions and related events to take place in Los Angeles, November 17 & 18!

Registration is now OPEN – click here!

Registration deadline: October 16, 2017.

 

At LACMA we will have curator-led tours of:

There’s something for everyone!

 

For more general information on exhibitions that are part of PST: LA/LA, please visit: http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/en/exhibitions/

Cristobal de Villalpando at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

If your late summer or early fall travels take you to New York City, stop by the Met to see an exhibit on the Mexican artist, Cristobal de Villalpando (1649-1714).  The show runs from July 25th through October 15th.  For more information, visit metmuseum.org.

Pictured above: Cristóbal de Villalpando, Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus (detail), 1683; oil on Canvas. Col. Propiedad de la Nación Mexicana, Secretaría de Cultura, Dirección General de Sitios y Monumentos del Patrimonio Cultural Acervo de la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción, Puebla, Mexico.

17th Annual Avery Book Award

Congratulations to our 2017 Avery Book Award winners!

Please see our “Awards” link in the left bar and select “Book Award” to see the guidelines for the 2018 competition.

2017 Book Award Winners

 

17th Annual Arvey Book Award

George Flaherty, Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the ‘68 Movement (University of California Press, 2015). ISBN 9780520291072.

 

 

Honorable Mention

Alessandra Russo, Gerhard Wolf, and Diana Fane, eds., Images Take Flight: Feather Art in Mexico and Europe 1400-1700 (Kunsthistorisches Institut-Max-Planck Institut and the Museo Nacional de Arte, 2015). ISBN 978-3777420639.