The Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts
The Henry Allen Moe Prize, awarded annually by Fenimore Art Museum, recognizes excellence in exhibitions and collections-based publishing.
The museum is the recipient of an endowment from Mrs. Henry Allen Moe in memory of her husband, Henry Allen Moe, scholar and humanist. Income from the endowment is used for substantial cash prizes to foster and recognize scholarship in art history and decorative arts studies in the form of published catalogues of exhibits and collections.
Entries for each year’s prize must have been published the previous year. Entries must be submitted in four copies, accompanied by a letter of transmittal stating intent to enter the contest, and received on or before February 28* of each year. Only catalogues treating collections located or exhibited in New York State qualify.
Selection will be by a committee of scholars and museum administrators. A successful entry should add new information to what is known about the subject, and may completely document an important exhibition. Thank you to all of the participants who submitted their catalogues in this year’s Henry Allen Moe Prize competition.
Address entries to:
The Henry Allen Moe Prize Committee
Fenimore Art Museum
PO Box 800, 5798 State Hwy 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Email: [email protected]
*The deadline for the 2020 Moe Prize has been extended to May 31. A decision on this year’s winner will be made no later than October 31, 2020.
PRIOR PRIZE WINNERS
2017 Esther da Costa Meyer, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design
2018 Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings, Andrew C. Weislogel, The Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator, Earlier European and American Art, Cornell
Andaleeb Badiee Banta, Curator of European and American Art
2019 Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932, Janis Staggs and Christian Witt-Dörring, Neue Galerie