The Alianza-Mayer Scholarship is awarded to a doctoral student in early June of odd-numbered years for study at the Denver Art Museum the following academic year. It consists of travel expenses, lodging, and a $1,000 stipend, with two weeks of access to the museum's New World collection. Interested candidates should send the following application materials:

  • Name, phone number, and mailing and email addresses
  • A cover letter, explaining how access to the collection will further progress toward the degree
  • Two faculty letters of reference

Please feel free to print and distribute the 2015 flyer.

Send all materials by April 1 of the odd-numbered award year to

   Denver Art Museum
   Alianza de las Artes Americanas
   Attn: Awards Chair
   100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
   Denver, CO 80204-2788

Please call 720.913.0173 for possibility of deadline extension.

2015-2016 Leslie Todd, Ph.D candidate (University of Florida, Gainesvillle).
Doctoral research focuses on Ecuadorian creche figures.

2013-2014 Roxanne Mamet, Ph.D candidate (Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle). Doctoral research focuses on the influence of European art on Andean colonial painting.

2013-2014 Cara Tremain, Ph.D candidate (University of Calgary). Doctoral research focuses on dress and social identity of the ancient Maya explored through examination of Late Classic period polychrome ceramics.

2011-2012 Andrew Hamilton, Ph.D candidate (Harvard University). Doctoral research focuses on pre-Columbian studies and more specifically Andean textiles.

2009-10 Sara Ryu, Ph.D candidate (Yale University). Doctoral research focuses on the question of indigenous authorship in the art of New Spain.

2008-09 Sonia Ocaña Ruiz, Ph.D candidate (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico). Doctoral research focuses on enconchados, mother-of-pearl inlaid paintings.

2007-08 Lauren Kilroy, Ph.D. candidate (UCLA). Doctoral research focuses on the sacred heart in Spanish colonial art.

2006-07 Paula Winn, Ph.D. candidate (Virginia Commonwealth University). Doctoral research focuses on Ecuadorian stone mortars from the Valdivia and Chorrera cultures.

*For an update on our past Alianza-Mayer Scholars see the Novedades Newsletter, Spring 2010, page 8.