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Professor Lynda Klich Wins Prestigious Book Prize

Lynda Klich, an expert on modern Latin American art, has been named the very first recipient of a book prize jointly awarded by The Phillips Collection and the University of Maryland. The prize recognizes her manuscript The Noisemakers: Estridentismo, Vanguardism, and Social Action in Postrevolutionary Mexico (1921-1927).

The award’s official announcement notes that as one of Mexico’s earliest modernist movements, Estridentismo “spurred lively and fruitful collaborations among poets, journalists, artists, and musicians during the key decade following the country’s devastating civil war.” The announcement goes on to praise Professor Klich’s work for shedding light on Estridentismo’s “crucial contributions to the development of Mexican modernism.”

Professor Klich first came to Hunter as a graduate student. She received her MA here before earning a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU. Today, in courses like Art and Revolution: Mexican Modernisms, her students engage in the dynamic study of culture and politics, delving deeply into complex issues of colonialism, race, gender, and transnational exchange.

Professor Klich’s winning manuscript will be published by the University of California Press in Spring 2018. The entire Hunter community joins her students and colleagues in the Department of Art & Art History in celebrating this wonderful honor.

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