7-20-10

The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision wins 2010 Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts

Cooperstown, N.Y. – Three scholarly history prizes were awarded Thursday, July 15 during the New York State Historical Association's 2010 annual meeting in Cooperstown, New York. The prizes included The Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts, the Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize, and the Kerr History Prize.



The Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts was awarded to Linda S. Ferber, Senior Art Historian and Museum Director Emerita at The New-York Historical Society in New York City, for her catalogue The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision. The Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Art recognizes scholarship in art history and decorative arts studies in the form of published catalogues of exhibits and collections.



The Kerr History Prize was awarded to Christopher Geherin of Greenville, North Carolina for his article "New Guinea: Racial Identity and Inclusion in the Stockbridge and Brothertown Indian Communities of New York." The Kerr History Prize is awarded each year to the best article published in New York History, as judged by a special trustee committee.



The Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize was awarded to John L. Brooke of Columbus, Ohio for "Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson." The Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize is presented each year to the best unpublished, book-length monograph dealing with some aspect of the history of New York State.



For more information on the prizes, please visit our website: 


www.nysha.org/nysha/publications

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