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The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Book Prize

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. The prize will reward 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 2023 publication date.

Three copies of each print title and an entry submission form should be sent to the below address. For digital publications, please email a copy of the form, a PDF of the publication, and a link to the publication to

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

Submissions must be postmarked by April 5, 2024. There is no limit to the number of submissions, but please note that 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 September 2024.

For questions, contact Jason Brown, assistant director of Public Humanities + Research, at

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