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MILLARD MEISS PUBLICATION FUND

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Millard Meiss Publication Fund

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

Spring 2022 

  • Claudia Calirman, Dissident Bodies: Brazilian Women Artists, (1960s-2020s), Duke University Press  
  • Andrew Griebeler, Botanical Icons: Critical Practices of Illustration in the Premodern Mediterranean, University of Chicago Press   
  • Joan Kee, The Geometries of Afro Asia: Art beyond Solidarity, University of California Press   
  • Miriam Kienle, Queer Connections: Ray Johnson's Correspondence Art Network, University of Minnesota Press   
  • Murad Mumtaz, Faces of God: Images of Muslim Devotion in Indian Painting, Brill  
  • Tatiana Reinoza, Self Help Graphics at Fifty: A Cornerstone of Latinx Art and Collaborative Artmaking, University of California Press 

Fall 2021  

  • Monica Amor, Gego: Weaving the Space In-Between. Art, Architecture, Design, and Craft at the Edge of Modernity, Yale University Press 
  • Sampada Aranke, Death's Futurity: The Visual Life of Black Power, Duke University Press  
  • Shulamith Behr, Women Artists in Expressionism: From Empire to Emancipation, Princeton University Press  
  • Suzaan Boettger, The Passions of Robert Smithson, University of Minnesota Press 
  • Claudia Brittenham, Unseen Art: Memory, Vision, and Power in Ancient Mesoamerica, University of Texas Press  
  • Kai jun Chen, China Made: Technocratic Culture in the Qing Imperial Porcelain Industry, 1680–1750, University of Washington Press  
  • Stephanie Porras, The First Viral Images: Maerten de Vos, Antwerp Print, and the Early Modern Globe, Penn State University Press  
  • Frederic Schwartz, The Culture of the Case: Madness, Crime, and Justice in Modern German Art, The MIT Press 
  • Briana Smith, Free Berlin: Art, Urban Politics, and Everyday Life, The MIT Press 
  • Karin Zitzewitz, Infrastructure and Form: The Global Networks of Indian Contemporary Art, 1991–2008, University of California Press  

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. 

CONTACT 

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