Midwest Art History Society
Annual Conference 2013
The Midwest Art History Society held its 40th annual Conference in Columbus Ohio, March 21–23, 2013. The conference was hosted by the Department of History of Art of The Ohio State University, with additional support from the Wexner Center for the Arts as well as the Columbus Museum of Art. Sessions took place in the state-of-the-art facilities of the recently constructed Ohio Union. Twenty-three thematic and open sessions were featured, along with a special round-table discussion on appraising as a career path for art historians, co-sponsored by Jacob Fine Art, Chicago and the Appraisers Association of America. The keynote speaker was Charles Barber, Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame, one of the foremost scholars of Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Future conference sites will be St. Louis (2014) and Detroit (2015).
History and Purpose
Welcome to the Midwest Art History Society, an organization that brings together academic, museum-based, and independent art historians in the common goal of scholarly inquiry and the exchange of ideas. Founded in 1973, the organization is open to all art historians, regardless of specialization.
The membership is focused in the states that comprise the Midwestern United States, but residents of any state or country are welcome to join. The Society gathers once a year in the spring, for three days of scholarly presentations, panel discussions and workshops. Meetings are usually hosted by universities, colleges and museums, and the programs reflect the collaboration between these institutions.
The Board of Directors meets every fall and during the annual meeting in the spring. Members of the organization work to foster close relationships between museum and academic art historians, and have devoted themselves to mentoring and encouraging the development of young art historians who are just entering the profession. Graduate student participation is eagerly encouraged, and grants to offset the expenses incurred by students presenting papers at the annual conference are offered.
President's Message 2013
Call for Nominations
MAHS Award for Outstanding Exhibition or Collection Catalogue for 2012. Deadline February 15. For more information, click here
Fall Newsletter 2012
To download the MAHS 2012 Fall Newsletter, click here
New MAHS Catalogue
Sixteenth-Century Northern European Drawings.
Exhibitions in the Midwest
Listings of current exhibitions and links to over 50 midwestern museums, from large metropolitan institutions to campus galleries. Click here
Photos of past annual conferences and CAA sessions. Click here