January 30, 2012 - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) - Landmark Digital Archive of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art and The ICAA Peter C. Marzio Award
January 30, 2012

Landmark Digital Archive of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art and The ICAA Peter C. Marzio Award

Tomás Maldonado, “Arturo: revista de artes abstractas,”
Summer 1944.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the International Center for the Arts of the Americas Launch Landmark Digital Archive of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art; Announce
Academic Award

www.icaadocs.mfah.org

icaadocs.mfah.org/icaadocs/en-us/publications/icaapetercmarzioaward.aspx

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and its research institute, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), have launched a digital archive of primary-source materials relating to 20th-century Latin American and Latino art, culled by hundreds of researchers based in 16 cities in the U.S. and throughout Latin America. The online archive is available worldwide, free of charge, at www.icaadocs.mfah.org, and is intended as a catalyst for the future of a field that has been notoriously lacking in accessible resources. The phased, multi-year launch has begun with 2,500 documents from Argentina, Mexico and the American Midwest, capping the 10th-anniversary year for the Latin American program. The first volume in a companion series of 13 annotated books will be published in February, with subsequent volumes in the series published annually.

In addition, MFAH and ICAA have announced the establishment of The ICAA Peter C. Marzio Award for Outstanding Research in 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art. Named for late MFAH Director Peter C. Marzio, who founded the ICAA in 2001, the award will recognize new scholarship in the field of 20th-century Latin American and Latino art. A prize of 2,500 USD will be granted to a graduate student, and 1,000 USD to an undergraduate student, who each produce outstanding academic papers based on the newly published primary-source materials available from the digital archive and its companion book series. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee composed of members of the Editorial Board of the ICAA Documents Project. The award was announced in Houston with the launch of the first phase of the digital archive and preview of its companion book series. For process eligibility and application materials, please visit icaadocs.mfah.org/icaadocs/en-us/publications/icaapetercmarzioaward.aspx.

Media Contacts:
MFAH Communications: Mary Haus, Marketing and Communications Director; Dana Mattice, Publicist; and Lisa Sursavage, Coordinator, (713) 639-7554.

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