From the President
Dear MAHS Member,
I hope you are looking forward to the 2013 Midwest Art History Society conference in Columbus Ohio March 21-23. The conference is hosted by the Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University, with additional support from the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Columbus Museum of Art. Among the thematic sessions are two panels devote to Mark Rothko and Josiah McElheny, the subjects of special exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Art and the Wexner Center for the Arts, respectively.
It is with great satisfaction that MAHS announces the recent publication of Sixteenth-Century Northern European Drawings, edited by Burton Dunbar, Robert Munman, and Edward Olszewski. This is the latest installment of MAHS ongoing scholarly project to publish A Corpus of Drawings in Midwestern Collections and appears under the Brepols imprint. This volume catalogues 137 drawings by nearly one hundred artists active in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Spain. Complied by a team of twenty-two scholars, the book fully documents each of the drawings from twenty-four museums, outside of Chicago, with detailed entries and photographs of every work.
MAHS continues to be active as a CAA-affiliated society. At the 2013 CAA conference in New York, for the first time, MAHS will be the sponsor of a scholarly session. Titled “Civilizing the Midwest,” the papers in the session will address collecting in the central regions of the USA. We will also continue our tradition of presenting a session devoted to an icon of the Midwest, and this year the subject will be Hendrick ter Brugghen’s St. Sebastian Tended by Irene from the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College. Looking ahead to future CAA conferences, we are pleased that a MAHS-sponsored scholarly session has been accepted for the CAA 2014 conference in Chicago. This spring there will be a call for proposals for the 2015 scholarly session, so look for that announcement.
I look forward to seeing you all in Columbus!