Peter C. Marzio Award

ABOUT THE AWARD

The ICAA’s Peter C. Marzio Award for Outstanding Research recognizes new scholarship in the field of 20th- and 21st-century Latin American and Latinx art. The award is given in honor of the late, longtime director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, who founded the ICAA in 2001.  

A first prize of $2,500 and an honorable mention prize of $1,000 is awarded for outstanding academic papers based on the primary-source materials available in the digital archive Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art and its companion book series, Critical Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art.

The Peter C. Marzio Award for Outstanding Research is presented with the support of The Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology, Houston.

Recipients of the 2019 Awards will be announced in March 2020.

The call for papers for the 2020 competition will be announced in early summer. Please check back regularly for more information about the award and key dates. 

 

Eligibility

Any graduate or upper-level undergraduate student enrolled in a program in the U.S. or abroad is eligible to submit a paper for consideration for the Peter C. Marzio Award. The paper must be substantially based on the primary and critical materials available through the Documents Project digital archive, accessed through this website and companion book series. Papers may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Submissions must not have been previously published, nor should they be sent for consideration to other publications until the PCM Award winners have been announced. We urge students who are intending to submit papers to have their submissions proofread by their academic advisor and at least one other editor who is proficient in the language in which their papers were written.

Please direct questions to:
Liz Donato, Research Specialist, ICAA at edonato@mfah.org

 

About Peter C. Marzio

Peter C. Marzio headed the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from 1982 until his death in 2010. As director, he led the Museum through three decades of unprecedented growth, including, in 2001, the establishment of the Latin American Art Department and its research institute, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA). Both divisions, headed by Mari Carmen Ramírez, are today leaders in the field of 20th- and 21st-century Latin American and Latinx art. Over the past decade, the department has built a renowned collection, organized critically acclaimed exhibitions, and produced award-winning publications. In keeping with Peter Marzio’s abiding commitment to research and scholarship, the centerpiece of the ICAA’s initiatives has been the development of Documents of Latin American and Latino Art project. Dr. Marzio envisioned the archive as a catalyst for the future of the field, one that would inspire new generations of scholars worldwide.