Dr. Monika Bincsik (ARC Visiting Collaborative Researcher) receives the 2024 Marica Vilcek Prize in Art HistoryJanuary 25, 2024(Thu)
Dr. Monika Bincsik, Visiting Collaborative Researcher of the Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, is one of three curators who have been awarded the 2024 Marica Vilcek Prize in Art History for their exceptional work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The three awards of $100,000 each are bestowed by the Vilcek Foundation on foreign-born art history and museum professionals whose work has had an impact on museum culture and curatorial practices in the United States and in their respective fields of study.
According to the Vilcek Foundation, Dr. Bincsik received the Marica Vilcek Prize for her curatorial approach to Japanese decorative arts and textiles that highlights the complex interplay of the Japanese and international art market, trade, social, and political circumstances over the past five centuries.
Born in Hungary, Dr. Bincsik is the Diane and Arthur Abbey Curator for Japanese Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She undertook research work in Japanese lacquer and other decorative arts at Ritsumeikan University, where she earned a Ph.D. for a dissertation focusing on Japanese lacquerware, supervised by ARC Director Prof. Ryo Akama (Graduate School of Letters), and subsequently worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the ARC.
The Vilcek Foundation "Announcing the Marica Vilcek Prizes in Art History": https://vilcek.org/news/announcing-the-marica-vilcek-prizes-in-art-history/