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Millard Meiss Publication Fund

MIT Press received a Meiss grant in fall 2005 to help publish Darby English’s book, How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness (2007)

Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.

Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history. The deadlines for the receipt of applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Please review the Application Guidelines for complete instructions.

Recent Winners

The Millard Meiss Publication Fund grantees for 2018 are:

Spring 2018

Dale, Thomas E. A., Pygmalion’s Power: Romanesque Sculpture, the Senses, and Religious Experience, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019.

Hernandez, Robb, Archiving Queer Aztlán: Art and Performance in an Epidemic, NYU Press, 2019.

Li, Yuhang, Becoming Guanyin: Women's Artist Devotion in Late Imperial China, Columbia University Press, 2019.

Morris, Kate, Shifting Grounds: Landscape in Contemporary Native American Art, University of Washington Press, 2019.

Ray, Sugata, Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850, University of Washington Press, 2019.

Rüstem, Ünver, Ottoman Baroque: The Architectural Refashioning of Eighteenth-Century Istanbul, Princeton University Press, 2019.

Whiteman, Stephen, Constructing Kangxi: Landscape, Image, and Ideology in Qing China, University of Washington Press, 2019.


Fall 2018

Amstutz, Nina, Caspar David Friedrich: Landscape, Science, and the Self, Yale University Press, 2019.

Campbell, Aurelia, Architecture and Empire in the Reign of Yongle, 1402-1424, University of Washington Press, 2019.

Chanchani, Nachiket, Mountain Temples and Temple Mountains: Architecture, Religion, and Nature in the Central Himalayas, University of Washington Press, 2019.

Deloria, Philip, Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract, University of Washington Press, 2019.

Gerschultz, Jessica, Decorative Arts of the Tunisian École: Fabrications of Modernism, Gender, and Power, Penn State University Press, 2019.

Mahon, Alyce, The Sadean Imagination: The Marquis de Sade, Terror, and the Avant-Garde (Princeton University Press, 2019.

McDowell, Tara, The Householders: Robert Duncan and Jess, MIT Press, TBD.

Tsultemin, Uranchimeg, A Monastery on the Move: Art and Politics in Later Buddhist Mongolia, University of Hawai‘i Press, 2018.

Read a list of all recipients of the Millard Meiss Publication Fund from 1975 to the present. The list is alphabetized by author’s last name and includes book titles and publishers.


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