Midwest Art History Society

2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Midwest Art History Society brings together academic, museum-based, and independent art historians in the common goal of scholarly inquiry and the exchange of ideas.

Call for Papers, 2019 Annual MAHS Conference

Nov 7, 2018 The session topics and Call for Papers for the 2019 Annual MAHS Conference in Cincinnati are now available. Click the plus sign below [+] for details. Deadline to submit abstracts: December 14, 2018

Call for Papers, 2019 Annual MAHS Conference Details

Nov 7, 2018

The MAHS Newsletter for Fall 2018 is now available. Click here to for details on the 2019 Annual Conference in Cincinnati, March 21–23. The Newsletter includes information on submission of abstracts to session chairs. Deadline to submit is December 14, 2018. The conference will be hosted by the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Taft Museum of Art.

Call for Nominations: 2018 MAHS Outstanding Exhibition or Collection Catalog Award

Oct 29, 2018 Submissions for the MAHS Annual Catalog Award are due by January 15, 2019. Send nominations for either of two categories: museums with annual operating budgets less than $750,000, and museums with budgets greater than this.

Call for Nominations: 2018 MAHS Outstanding Exhibition or Collection Catalog Award Details

Oct 29, 2018

The longstanding MAHS annual Outstanding Catalog Award has been expanded to include two categories based on current AAM catalogue criteria: one for museums with annual operating budgets less than $750,000, and one for museums with budgets greater than this.

Criteria for award selection will be based on the conception of the exhibition, contributions to contemporary scholarship, and excellence in design. This award is in recognition of a distinguished catalog(s) produced within the 2018 calendar year. Submissions will be due no later than January 15, 2019. We hope you’ll participate!

Institutional membership fee is required for consideration. If lapsed, click here. Feel free to contact catherinegoebel@augustana.edu with questions.

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Summer Academy at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Jan 27, 2018 Applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Summer Academy at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art are now being accepted.

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Summer Academy at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Details

Jan 27, 2018

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, is currently accepting applications for the Summer Academy to be held May 19–May 26, 2018. Fifteen undergraduate students will be selected to attend the week-long immersion program designed to provide a broad overview of the work we do in the museum. Through tours, workshops, group and individual projects, and discussions in the museum, the participants will gain first-hand knowledge of curating and other museum careers. All participants have the opportunity to apply for a two-year curatorial fellowship.

Applicant eligibility requirements:
Undergraduate students representing racially and ethnically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field (non-Anglo).

1. Undergraduates enrolled at a university, college or community college within the Kansas City Region (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Arkansas) preferred.

2. Undergraduates who, if selected as a fellow, can commit to two years in the program with plans to graduate no earlier than May 2020.

3. Students who are eligible to work in the United States.

4. Individuals who have a strong interest in Art History, History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, other cultural studies are preferred.

For application information and to learn more about the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship contact Michele Valentine at mvalentine@nelson-atkins.org. The online application and additional information about the program may be found on our website. Click here.

Application deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018

Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy at The Art Institute of Chicago

Jan 27, 2018 Applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy at The Art Institute of Chicago are now being accepted.

Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy at The Art Institute of Chicago Details

Jan 27, 2018

The Art Institute of Chicago is currently accepting applications for the Summer Academy to be held June 17–24, 2018. Fifteen undergraduate students will be selected to attend the week-long intensive program exposing undergraduate students to museum professions through workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, field trips, and networking events. After completing the Summer Academy, participants have the opportunity to apply for a two-year curatorial fellowship.

For more information and to apply, visit artic.edu/mellon.
Questions? Contact Felicia Mings at fmings@artic.edu.

Extended application deadline: Midnight, February 25, 2018