2019 Art and Archaeology Undergraduate Honors and Prizes
June 14, 2019
On June 4, 2019, 23 concentrators in Art and Archaeology graduated as part of Princeton University’s Class of 2019. The day before, at Class Day, their many achievements were celebrated. The following seniors received distinguished awards and prizes during Class Day.
Prizes Awarded Outside the Department
Phi Beta Kappa
Charlotte Reynders '19
The Grace May Tilton Prize in Fine Arts
The prize is awarded for an outstanding thesis by a senior in any of the twelve departments collaborating in the American Studies Program. The thesis must deal wholly or principally with some aspect of the fine arts or crafts, past or present, within the territory now embraced by the United States, or elsewhere in the Americas. The prize is a gift of Robert Schirmer ‘21 in memory of his mother.
Winner: Brooke Hammarskjold '19 ∙ Landscape Painting, Urbanization, and the California Imaginary
Awards, Program in Visual Arts
The Herbert L. Lucas Award in Visual Arts
This award was established in 1998 by Herbert L. Lucas, Class of 1950 and was amended in 2004 to recognize excellence and the quality of a body of work by graduating seniors in painting, sculpture, photography, film, and media.
Kyra Gregory '19 ∙ The Lady's Room
Isaiah Nieves '19 ∙ origen
Pearl Thompson '19 ∙ Dazzle Camouflage / Cloak Cloak
Yuanyuan Zhao '19 ∙ Elephant
The Lewis Center for the Arts Toni Morrison Award
The prize is awarded annually to one or more graduating seniors whose individual or collaborative artistic practice has pushed the boundaries and enlarged the scope of our understanding of issues of race. This prize honors work in any form that, in the spirit of Morrison’s, is “characterized by visionary force and poetic import.”
Winner: Sarah Sanneh '19 ∙ Holy
Awards, Department of Art and Archaeology
The Stella and Rensselaer W. Lee Prize
A prize awarded to the student who has written the best senior thesis on a subject involving the theory of art and architecture or their relationship to literature.
Winner: Tamar Willis ’19 ∙ Perceptions and Rejections of Pop, Pornography, and Americanization in the Art of Tom Wesselmann
The Irma S. Seitz Prize in the Field of Modern Art
A prize awarded to the student who has written the best thesis in the area of Modern Art (19th – 21st centuries), dealing with any aspect of the Visual Arts.
Winner: Louisa Molson '19 ∙ Van Gogh's Japan: Picturing an Unseen Land
The Frederick Barnard White Prize in Architectural History
This prize was established by Mrs. Norman White in memory of her son, Frederick Barnard White, Class of 1883. It is awarded to the student who has written the best senior thesis on the subject of architectural history.
Winner: Rebecca Yuste-Golob '19 ∙ Are We Postmodern?: The Architectural Exhibition in Late Twentieth-Century France
The Frederick Barnard White Prize in Archaeology
Established in 2001 in memory of Frederick Barnard White, Class of 1883, this prize is awarded to the student who has written an outstanding senior thesis in archaeology.
Winner: Noah Hastings ’19 ∙ Chasing Splendid Eccentrics: Robert Hamilton, Khirbat al-Mafjar, and Islamic Archaeology
The Frederick Barnard White Prize in Art History
Established in 2001 in memory of Frederick Barnard White, Class of 1883, this prize is awarded to a student who has written an excellent senior thesis on any art historical topic.
Winner: Brooke Hammarskjold ’19 ∙ Landscape Painting, Urbanization, and the California Imaginary
The Department of Art and Archaeology Senior Thesis Prize
This prize was established by the Irvine Foundation and is awarded annually for the most outstanding senior thesis in the Department of Art and Archaeology.
Winner: Charlotte Reynders '19 ∙ Re-Visions of Violence: Taboo and Transformation in the Paintings of Contemporary French-Algerian Artist Dalila Dalléas Bouzar