GC Faculty Member and Alumnus Win Frank Jewett Mather Awards for Art Criticism

January 25, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Doctoral faculty member Claire Bishop (Associate Professor, Art History) and alumnus Hal (Harold) Foster (Art History, 1990) were the two sole winners of the College Art Association’s 2013 Frank Jewett Mather Award for art criticism. Claire Bishop was honored for her book Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (Verso, 2012); and Hal Foster, for his two recent books, The First Pop Age: Painting and Subjectivity in the Art of Hamilton, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter, and Ruscha (Princeton University Press, 2012) and The Art-Architectural Complex(Verso, 2011). First presented in 1963 for art journalism and named after the art critic, teacher, and scholar who was affiliated with Princeton University until his death in 1953, the award honors significant art criticism that has appeared in publication in a one-year period; the 2013 award year is September 1, 2011–August 31, 2012.

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