Four New York Museums were recognized in the Catalogues category, with first place for museums with an operating budget of $4M going to The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation by Mary-Kay Lombino and Peter Buse, of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.
The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY accepted the Honorable Mention Award in the same category for its 2013 exhibition catalogue, Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George by Erin B. Coe, Gwendolyn Owens, and Bruce Robertson. The catalogue was published by The Hyde Collection and Thames & Hudson.
New York museums also took home honors in the Catalogue category for museums with an operating budgets over $20M. First Place went to Hopper Drawing by Carter E. Foster, Daniel S. Palmer, Nicholas Robbins, et al., of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
An Honorable Mention in the same category was awarded to German Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1350-1600 by Maryan W. Ainsworth and Joshua P. Waterman, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
“We were impressed by the quality and depth of the nominations,” Judith Pineiro, Executive Director of the Association of Art Museum Curators said in a statement to the press. “It is wonderful that our new selection process allowed for celebrating the outstanding work of so many curators.”
Awards were given to curators working in a wide array of fields and mediums, including African, Southeast Asian, Native American, 14th-17th Century, 19th Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art; Photography; Paintings; Sculpture; and Drawings. In addition, these achievements were accomplished in a variety of settings, from university museums to the digital realm. Only AAMC members were eligible for the awards.
The awards were formally announced at the annual AAMC Conference on May 5, 2014 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. A full listing of Awardees can be found at the AAMC website.