Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize

Funded by the Dedalus Foundation, Inc.

The essay prize was a five-year initiative (2012–2016) that recognized compelling original research using the resources of the Archives of American Art as primary evidence. Prize winners received a cash award of $1,000, publication of their essay by the Archives, and one year’s free subscription to the Archives of American Art Journal.

Past Winners

2016

“‘The Inevitable Triumph’: Violet Oakley’s The Angel of Victory and World War II”

By Jeffrey Richmond-Moll, PhD candidate in art history, University of Delaware

2015

“Draw a Straight Line and Follow It (Repeat)”: Walter De Maria’s Cricket Music and Ocean Music, 1964–1968

By Amanda Dalla Villa Adams, PhD candidate in art history, Virginia Commonwealth University

2014

By Christina Weyl, PhD candidate in art history, Rutgers University
 

2013

By Katherine Jentleson, PhD candidate in art history, Duke University
 

2012

By Meredith A. Brown, PhD candidate in art history, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
By Jennifer Stettler Parsons, PhD candidate in art history, University of Virginia