Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Book Prize 

2018 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Book Prize Winner of 2018
The Other American Moderns. Matsura, Ishigaki, Nada, Hayakawa, by art historian ShiPu Wang


The O’Keeffe Book Prize program began in 2009. Given every three years, the Book Prize honors the author of a book that deepens our understanding of American Modernism. Honorees are works of significant impact that address twentieth-century American Modernism and its relationship with arts, culture, or history.

An external jury of distinguished art scholars selects the winner. The Margaret and Raymond Horowitz Foundation and several anonymous donors fund the Book Prize. View previous award winners here.

The nomination period for the 2021 competition will open in the spring of 2021. Please check back here for updates.


The Research Center opened on July 13, 2001 during a three-day symposium entitled “Defining American Modernism” and has hosted several symposia, both onsite and online, since then. These symposia address a variety of topics including issues dealing with post-modernism  post-modernism, the future of the art museum, the 1980s, American painting and photography, and shared interests in the encounters between Euro- and Native-American modernists and indigenous artists and cultures.

To read transcripts from our previous Symposia, please visit our Symposia page.