AFVS Senior Prizes 2021

May 25, 2021
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts


The Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies congratulates the AFVS seniors recognized for their outstanding work with the following awards. See more of these students’ work in the 2021 Senior Thesis Exhibition: What is Created Through Struggle and on the AFVS Open Studios site.


Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize ... awarded by the College to undergraduates on the basis of outstanding scholarly work or research, and named for Thomas T. Hoopes ’19, who directed that the prizes be given for the purpose of “promoting, improving and enhancing the quality of education ... in literary, artistic, musical, scientific, historical or other academic subjects ... under faculty supervision and instruction ... [and] promoting excellence in the art of teaching.”

            Awarded to Sally O’Keeffe and Eli Zuzovsky


Council Prize in Visual Arts ... awarded by the Office for the Arts for outstanding work by a Harvard undergraduate in the field of visual arts.

            Awarded to Dani Pérez


Louis B. Sudler Prize in the Arts ... awarded by the Office for the Arts to the graduating senior with the most outstanding artistic talent and achievement in the composition or performance of music, drama, dance, or the visual arts.

            Awarded to Eli Zuzovsky


Captain Jonathan Fay Prize … awarded by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for the most outstanding imaginative work or piece of original research in any field, reflecting the mission of the Radcliffe Institute to foster advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts, and to sustain a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society.

            Awarded to Sally O’Keeffe


Eugene R. Cummings Senior Thesis Prize in LGBT Studies … awarded by Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality for the best senior thesis on a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Studies topic from any department or program at Harvard.

            Honorable Mention awarded to Natalie Gale


Rhodes Scholarship … the international scholarship program enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

            Awarded to Eli Zuzovsky, representing Israel


AFVS Departmental Prizes:

Albert Alcalay Prize … established by artist Albert Alcalay, former Faculty member of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, in 1986 to be awarded to the best student in Visual and Environmental Studies workshop studios as judged by a departmental committee of painting, sculpture, and drawing Faculty.

            Awarded to Marie Konopacki


Rudolf Arnheim Prize … established in 1974 by Rudolf Arnheim upon his retirement as Professor of the Psychology of Art, for the most outstanding project that achieves excellence through interdisciplinary effort or to the project which demonstrates excellence in scholarly research integrated with visual communication.

            Awarded to Vivian Tian


Chris Killip Prize … established in 2019 to commemorate the work and service of photographer Chris Killip, former Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies; awarded for work in lens-based media, including but not limited to photography, film and video.

            Awarded to Jake Schwencke



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