American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-U.S. scholar in the field of historical American art (circa 1500–1980). The winning manuscript will advance understanding of American art, demonstrating new findings and original perspectives, and will be translated and published in American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s scholarly journal, which covers the cost of image rights and reproduction. The winner receives $1,000 and a $2,000 stipend to travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with museum staff and fellows and make an informal presentation.
Submissions are due January 15, 2014, and awards will be announced in May 2014.
For more information about essay requirements and the format for submission, please visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum website. Essays should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recipients:
Sophie Cras, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
“Art as Investment and ‘Artistic Shareholding’ Experiments in the 1960s”
Alex J. Taylor, University of Oxford
“Unstable Motives: Propaganda, Politics, and the Late Work of Alexander Calder”
Sergio Cortesini, University of Cassino
“Unseen Canvasses: Italian Painters and Fascist Myths across the American Scene”