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College Art Association names 2020 Distinction Award recipients

The College Art Association (CAA) today announced the recipients and finalists of its 2020 CAA Distinction Awards. They will each be recognized at the convocation at the CAA annual conference on Wednesday, February 12 at 6 p.m. 00 at the Hilton Chicago.

This year’s winners include Eleanor Antin, who will receive the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement; Darby English, who won the Frank Jewett Mather Prize for Art Criticism; Joseph Leo Koerner, who will receive the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for writing on art; Maud K. Lavin, who was shortlisted for the Distinguished Feminist Award ?? Scholar; and Harriet Senie, who will receive the Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award.

The CAA created the annual awards to celebrate the outstanding achievements of members and to further its mission of fostering the highest standards of scholarship, practice, connoisseur and teaching in the arts. Applications for the 2021 cycle are currently open. The deadline for awards for publications is July 31, 2020, and the deadline for awards honoring individuals is September 4, 2020.

The 2020 winners are:

Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement
Eleanor Antin

Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art
Joseph Léo Koerner

Distinguished Feminist Award ?? Searcher
Maud K. Lavin

Excellence in Art Teaching Award
Annet Couwenberg

Excellence in teaching art history award
Harriet Senie

Artist’s Prize for a distinguished group of works
Kyle staver

CAA / AIC award for distinction in the stock market and conservation
Jeanne Marie Teutonico

Excellence in diversity award

Outstanding Leadership Award in Philanthropy
Terra Foundation for American Art

Charles Rufus Morey Book Prize
JP Park A New Middle Kingdom: Painting and Cultural Policy at the End of Chosŏn Korea (1700-1850) (University of Washington Press, 2018)

Chanchal B. Dadlani From stone to paper: architecture as history at the end of the Mughal Empire (Yale University Press, 2019)

that of Barbara Furlotti Antiques on the move: from excavation sites to Renaissance collections (Getty Publications, 2019)

Matthew Looper The beast enters: the deer in Mayan art and culture (University of Texas Press, 2019)

Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award
Karl Kusserow and Alan C. Braddock Nature’s Nation: American Art and the Environment (Princeton University Art Museum, 2019), with contributions by Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Teddy Cruz, Rachael Z. DeLue, Mark Dion, Fonna Forman, Laura Turner Igoe, Robin Kelsey, Anne McClintock, Timothy Morton, Rob Nixon, Jeffrey Richmond – Moll, Kimia Shahi and Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith

Honorable mention
that of Esther Gabara Pop America, 1965-1975 (Duke University Press, 2018)

Cathleen Chaffee Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, in association with Koenig Books, London, 2019)

Jessica Morgan and Alexis Lowry Charlotte Posenenske: work in progress (Dia Art and Walther König Foundation, 2019)

Elizabeth morrison Book of Beasts: the bestiary in the medieval world (Getty Publications, 2019)

Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Small Museums, Libraries, Collections and Exhibitions
Denise Murrell’s Pose of modernity: the black model from Manet and Matisse to the present day (Yale University Press in association with Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2018)

Honorable mention
Phillip Earenfight, Shan Goshorn: resist the mission (Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, 2019)

Tracy L. Adler, Jeffrey Gibson: It’s the day (Prestel Publishing, 2018)

Faith Brower, Heather Ahtone and Seth Hopkins, Warhol and the West (University of California Press, 2019)

Frank Jewett Mather Prize for Art Criticism
English Darby Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Racial Terror (Yale University Press, 2019)

Art magazine award
“The Future Is Present: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technological Fantasy” by Philip Glahn and Cary Levine Art journal, flight. 78, no. 3 (fall 2019): 100-121

Arthur Kingsley Porter Award
“Architecture, Vision and Ritual: Seeing the Mayan Lintels at Yaxchilan Structure 23” by Claudia Brittenham Art Bulletin, flight. 101, no. 3 (September 2019): 8-36


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