Accueil2014 Charles C. Eldredge Book Prize in American Art

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Publié le jeudi 28 novembre 2013 par Julie Abbou

Résumé

The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites nominations for the 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize, an annual award for outstanding scholarship in American art history. Single-author books devoted to any aspect of the visual arts of the United States and published in the three previous calendar years are eligible. To nominate a book, send a letter explaining the work’s significance to the field of American art history and discussing the quality of the author’s scholarship and methodology. Self-nominations and nominations by publishers are not permitted. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2013. Please send them to: The Charles C. Eldredge Prize, Research and Scholars Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Nominations will also be accepted by email: eldredge@si.edu or fax: (202) 633-8373. Further information about the prize may be found at americanart.si.edu/research/awards/eldredge.

Annonce

Presentation

The Charles C. Eldredge Prize is awarded annually by the Smithsonian American Art Museum for outstanding scholarship in the field of American art.

A cash award of $3,000 is made to the author of a recent book-length publication that provides new insight into works of art, the artists who made them, or aspects of history and theory that enrich our understanding of America's artistic heritage.

The Eldredge Prize seeks to recognize originality and thoroughness of research, excellence of writing, clarity of method, and significance for professional or public audiences. It is especially meant to honor those authors who deepen or focus debates in the field, or who broaden the discipline by reaching beyond traditional boundaries.

Single-author, book-length publications—including monographs, exhibition catalogues, catalogues raisonnés, and collected essays—in the field of American art history published in the three previous calendar years are eligible.

Publications devoted to all aspects of the visual arts of the United States collected or exhibited by the Smithsonian American Art Museum may be nominated. This includes the fields of painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography and the moving image, decorative arts, craft, and folk art. Books focusing on methodology, criticism, patronage, iconography, and social history may also be nominated. Studies of architecture will not be considered. No work written by an employee of the Smithsonian American Art Museum or produced by its publications office is eligible.

Selection process

Books are judged by three scholars of American art, appointed by the director of the museum. No member of its staff, governing board, advisory commission, or support organizations may serve as a juror. The jury reviews nominated books for originality and excellence of research, writing, and methodology, and considers their significance to the field. The jury's selection is announced in the spring.

Nomination guidelines

December 1, 2013 is the deadline for nominations. To nominate a book, send a letter that explains the work's importance to the field of American art history and discusses the quality of the author's scholarship and methodology.

Publications may be nominated by more than one person, and may be nominated in more than one competition if published in the eligible years. Nominations by authors or publishers for their own books will not be considered.

Send letters of nomination to: The Charles C. Eldredge Prize Smithsonian American Art Museum MRC 970, PO Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 eldredge[at]si.edu fax: (202) 633-8372

Dates

  • dimanche 01 décembre 2013

Mots-clés

  • American art, prize, book prize, Smithsonian

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Amelia Goerlitz
    courriel : goerlitza [at] si [dot] edu

Pour citer cette annonce

« 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Book Prize in American Art », Bourse, prix et emploi, Calenda, Publié le jeudi 28 novembre 2013, http://calenda.org/266513