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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. 

Highest Honors

Kyra Gregory
Charlotte Reynders

High Honors

Pearl Thompson
Tamar Willis
Rebecca Yuste-Golob

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Julia Cury
Catherine Jennings
Sarah Sanneh

Prizes Awarded Outside the Department

Phi Beta Kappa 

Charlotte Reynders '19 

Department Prizes

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.

Winners:

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