Terra Foundation For American Art International Essay Prize
Sophie Cras, a doctoral candidate at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, is the winner of the 2012 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize. Cras's award-winning essay, "Art as Investment and Artistic Shareholding Experiments in the 1960s," appears in the Spring 2013 issue of American Art (vol. 27, no. 1).
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 should advance understanding of American art and demonstrate new findings and original perspectives. The prize-winning essay will be translated and published in American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s scholarly journal, which will also cover the cost of image rights and reproductions. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a $2,000 travel stipend to give a presentation in Washington, D.C., and meet with museum staff and fellows. The prize is supported by funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
For information, please see http://www.americanart.si.edu/research/awards/terra/.