Dedalus Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

The Dedalus Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award is awarded annually to the author or authors of an outstanding exhibition catalogue published in a given calendar year that makes a significant contribution to the scholarship of modern art or modernism. This award is given in addition to, and as the complement of, the Robert Motherwell Book Award.

 

Nomination Criteria

Eligibility for the 2019 award is limited to catalogues published in 2018, in English, that make a significant contribution to the understanding of modern art or modernism. (Our definition of modernism is broad and we will consider catalogues that deal with art created between the early twentieth century and the present.) Along with documenting an exhibition, eligible catalogues should feature essays that expand and illuminate in innovative ways knowledge about the subject of the exhibition. Eligible catalogues should consist primarily of new, unpublished material.

 

Nomination Timeline & Procedure

Museums, galleries, and publishers may nominate any exhibition catalogues published in 2018 that they believe merit the jury’s consideration. Nominations may be sent to cataward@dedalusfoundation.org beginning November 1, 2018 and will be accepted until December 17, 2018. Nominations should include the catalogue's title, editors, authors and a 75 word précis.

 

Publishers of catalogues that the jury wishes to further consider will be contacted in February 2019, and asked to ship review copies directly to each of the three members of the jury.

 

Participents

2018
Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern
Brooklyn Museum in association with Delmonico Books/Prestel