Polly Platt, “Map sampler made at Pleasent Valley Quaker Boarding School” (1809), silk and chenille embroidery on silk, 16 1/8 x 20 inches (image courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, purchase, Frank P. Stetz Bequest, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, 2012)

Bard Graduate Center welcomes submissions for the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Book Prize, awarded annually to the best book on the decorative arts, design history, or material culture of the Americas published in the previous year. The prize rewards scholarly excellence and commitment to cross-disciplinary conversation.

Eligible titles include monographs, exhibition catalogues, and collections of essays in any language, published in print or in digital format. The winning author(s) or editor(s) will be chosen by a committee of Bard Graduate Center faculty and will be honored with a symposium on the subject of the book. Submissions must have a 2021 publication date.

Three copies of each print title should be sent to the below address along with an entry submission form. For digital publications, please email a copy of the form along with a link to the publication and a PDF to horowitz.prize@bgc.bard.edu.

Horowitz Book Prize Committee
Bard Graduate Center
38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

Submissions must be postmarked by April 1, 2022. There is no limit to the number of submissions, but please note we are unable to return items submitted for review. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Shipping is the responsibility of the applicant and we are not able to confirm receipt of submissions. The winning title will be announced in late summer 2022.

For more information, visit bgc.bard.edu.