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College Art Association Gives Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold Awards of Distinction

Kerry James Marshall photographed in his Chicago studio on December 28, 2015. ©KATHERINE MCMAHON

Kerry James Marshall photographed in his Chicago studio on December 28, 2015.

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The College Art Association announced that Kerry James Marshall and Faith Ringgold are among those receiving its 2017 Awards of Distinction, which are given annually artists, critics, curators, and historians who have had a significant impact on the art world. They will receive their awards this February at a conference in New York.

Among those being recognized for their writing are Laura U. Marks, who recently published the book Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image, and Ruth Fine, who edited the catalogue for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Norman Lewis retrospective.

Below is a list of all the awardees, along with the finalists for select awards.

Charles Rufus Morey Book Award
Kishwar Rizvi, The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East, University of North Carolina Press

Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award
Ruth Fine, ed., Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in association with the University of California Press

Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections, and Exhibitions
Carmella Padilla and Barbara Anderson, eds., A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World, Skira Rizzoli, in association with the Museum of International Folk Art

Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize
Christine I. Ho

Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism
Laura U. Marks, Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image, MIT Press

Distinguished Feminist Award
Joan Marter

Art Journal Award
Amy A. DaPonte

Distinguished Teaching of Art Award
Virginia Derryberry

Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award
Patricia Mainardi

Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement
Faith Ringgold

CAA/American Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation
Tom J. S. Learner

Charles Rufus Morey Book Award Finalists
Niall Atkinson, The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life, Pennsylvania State University Press
Elizabeth Kindall, Geo-Narratives of a Filial Son: The Paintings and Travel Diaries of Huang Xiangjian (1609–1673), Harvard University Asia Center

Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award Finalists
Helen Molesworth, ed., Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Skira Rizzoli (honorable mention)
Barbara Haskell and Harry Cooper, Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, National Gallery of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and DelMonico Books
Alisa LaGamma, Kongo: Power and Majesty, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Adrian Sudhalter, Dadaglobe Reconstructed, Kunsthaus Zürich and Scheidegger & Spiess

Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections, and Exhibitions Finalists
Andreas Marks, ed., Tōkaidō Texts and Tales: Tōkaidō “gojūsan tsui” by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada, University Press of Florida (honorable mention)
Zdenka Badovinac, Eda Čufer, and Anthony Gardner, eds., NSK from “Kapital” to Capital: Neue Slowenische Kunst—An Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia, Moderna galerija and MIT Press
Geoffrey Batchen, Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and DelMonico Books
Valérie Rousseau, Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet, American Folk Art Museum

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