About the Prize Committee
The Prize Committee was formed to draw attention to the primary responsibilities of art museum curators, collection installation, publications and exhibitions. There are three publication prize categories including awards for Outstanding Catalogue based on a museum's permanent collection, Outstanding Catalogue based on a museum exhibition, and Outstanding Article, Extended Catalogue Entry, or Essay.
Additionally, there are five categories for Outstanding Exhibition or installation, including:
1. Outstanding Monographic or Retrospective Exhibition of 2011
2. Outstanding Thematic Exhibition of 2011
3. Outstanding Exhibition in a University Museum of 2011
4. Outstanding Permanent Collection New Installation (or Re-Installation) of 2011
5. Outstanding Small Exhibition (based on square footage: no more than 2,000 square feet) of 2011
The Prize Committee works to outline and define the criteria for the prize juries who award both the Book and Article each year. The Prize Committee also works to solicit, vet and streamline the nominations for the Exhibition or Installation awards each year. The Exhibition/Installation prizes are voted on by the entire membership of the AAMC each year with up to five nominations for each category. All awards are distributed at the AAMC annual meeting in May.
Georgiana Uhlyarik, Assistant Curator, Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Chair
Margaret C. Conrads, Deputy Director of Art and Research, Amon Carter Museum of Art
Jodi Hauptman, Curator, Department of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art
John Marciari, Curator of European Art, Head of Provenance Research, San Diego Museum of Art Rebecca McGrew, Curator, Pomona College Museum of Art
Mary Morton, Curator, National Gallery of Art
Marisa Pascucci, Curator of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art