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Charles Eldredge Prize for 2014 (Lecture) and 2015 (Nominations)

Posted in lectures (to attend), nominations, opportunities by Editor on July 19, 2014

Wendy Bellion, ‘Here Trust Your Eyes’: Visual Illusion and the Early American Theater
2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize Lecture
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., 18 September 2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites you to join Wendy Bellion (associate professor of American art and material culture at the University of Delaware and winner of the museum’s 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America) for a discussion entitled ‘Here Trust Your Eyes’: Visual Illusion and the Early American Theater on September 18th, 2014, at 4:00pm at the museum. Bellion’s talk will explore how Philadelphia’s Chestnut Street Theater was also a space of visual display and illusion akin to and in conversation with exhibition sites like Charles Willson Peale’s museum.

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2015 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for a Single-Author Book
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Nominations due by 1 December 2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites nominations for the 2015 Charles C. Eldredge Prize, an annual award for outstanding scholarship in American art history. Single-author books devoted to any aspect of the visual arts of the United States and published in the three previous calendar years are eligible. To nominate a book, send a one-page letter explaining the work’s significance to the field of American art history and discussing the quality of the author’s scholarship and methodology. Self-nominations and nominations by publishers are not permitted. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2014. Please send them to: The Charles C. Eldredge Prize, Research and Scholars Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Nominations will also be accepted by email: eldredge@si.edu or fax: (202) 633-8373. For more information about the prize, please visit americanart.si.edu/research/awards/eldredge.

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Note (added 26 October 2014)A slightly different version of the announcement for the 2015 Eldredge Prize originally appeared in this posting; the new wording reflects the most recent description from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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