Faculty News | Professor Spaulding Wins Research Prize

The Museum Schloss Moyland Foundation, located in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, has awarded the fourth Joseph Beuys Prize for Research to Daniel Spaulding (Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, UW–Madison) as well as Polish scholar Marta Ryczkowska. The prize, endowed with a €10,000 award, recognizes Prof. Spaulding for his dissertation “Beuys, Terror, Value: 1967–1979” (completed in 2017). The Museum Schloss Moyland Foundation, the Förderverein Museum Schloss Moyland, and Volksbank Kleverlandhave jointly awarded the Joseph Beuys Prize for Research since 2011. This prize recognizes internationally outstanding achievements by young scholars (up to 45 years of age) in interdisciplinary research on the 20th century German artist Joseph Beuys. The award is aimed at promoting young scholars and stimulating research on Beuys, who is noted for his influential work in performance art and sculpture as well as for his wide ranging social and political engagement. In May, Prof. Spaulding traveled to Germany to accept the award in person.