The Art Department faculty established this prize in 2015. It is presented annually to a graduating Art History major who produces an outstanding capstone essay. The winning essay is commended for the strength of its research questions and argumentation, its critical and creative thinking, and the implications of its findings in and beyond the discipline of art history.
2021-22 Annie Muller: Liminal Materiality in Fiber Art: Deconstructing the Fine Art/Craft and Gender Binaries
Professor of Art Véronique Plesch announced the award at the annual awards ceremony on May 2, 2022.
2020-21 Whitney White: Betwixt and Between: The Liminality of Statue Parks in Post-Communist East Central Europe
2019-20 Katherine Herzig: Race-ing American Contemporary Queer Photography
2018-19 Ellis Grubman: The Wiener Werkstätte – A Study of Interdisciplinarity
Professor of Art Véronique Plesch announced the award at the annual awards ceremony on May 7, 2019.
2017-18 Nora Hill
2016-17 Wilder Davies: Catharsis and Destruction: Apocalyptic Anxiety in Contemporary Japanese Art
2015-16 Shauna L. Yuan: Money Matters: Tracing the Role of the International Art Market in the Development of Contemporary Chinese Art