Midwest Art History Society
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.
Robert R. Coleman Elected to Academy of Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Robert R. Coleman Elected to Academy of Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana Details
Robert Randolf Coleman, Professor Emeritus of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History, Department of Art, Art History and Design; and Fellow of the Medieval and Nanovic Institutes, University of Notre Dame, was admitted as academicus to the Classe di Studi Borromaici (Department of Borromean Studies) of the Academy of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, on November 22, 2017. Coleman received this honor in recognition of his extensive research on Italian old master drawings and his role as author and project director of the Inventory-Catalog of the Drawings in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, a website inventory with scanned images. The Ambrosiana Drawings Project, which Coleman developed and has maintained since 1982, is housed in the University's Medieval Institute, which has a photographic archive of drawings and manuscripts in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. In addition to his other scholarly publications, Coleman authored The Ambrosiana Albums of Giambettino Cignaroli (1706-1770): A Critical Catalogue (2011), a monograph which offers an analysis and evaluation of 395 drawings and prints by an important eighteenth-century painter working in Verona. Pictured in the photograph, left to right: Mrs. Patrice Coleman Boatwright; Rev. Dr. Alberto Rocca, Director of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and the Classe di Studi Borromaici della Accademia Ambrosiana; Prof. Robert Randolf Coleman; Mons. Franco Buzzi, Prefect of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana.
Interview on Baylor U's Kress Collection & Armstrong Browning Library & Museum
Interview on Baylor U's Kress Collection & Armstrong Browning Library & Museum Details
MAHS President Heidi Hornik (Department of Art, Baylor University) was recently interviewed on the local TV show, Central Texas Living, on the Samuel H. Kress Collection and the Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, both at Baylor U. To watch the interview, click here.
Call for Papers - MAHS 2018 Conference
Call for Papers - MAHS 2018 Conference Details
Please see the E-News link for session topics and details on submission for papers for the 2018 MAHS Annual Conference. Deadline to submit abstracts for papers to session chairs is December 15, 2017. The conference will be hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art from April 5–7. Panels held during the first two days, Thursday and Friday, will take place at the Indianapolis Museum. Friday’s program will conclude with a bus trip to the celebrated showcase of 20th–century architecture, Columbus, Indiana, with a tour of the Miller House and Garden designed by Eero Saarinen. The final day of the conference on Saturday will take place at the Eiteljorg Museum. Online registration and hotel information will be available soon. Please join us this spring in Indianapolis!
"Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics" at Saint Louis Art Museum
"Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics" at Saint Louis Art Museum Details
The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics, an exhibition highlighting a major new body of work exploring cutting-edge technology by the celebrated German photographer. The ticketed exhibition will be on view from November 5, 2017 through January 21, 2018. This photographic exploration of cutting-edge industrial and scientific research spaces includes over 35 works. Created within the past decade, Struth’s color photographs, monumental in scale, explore the fascinating complexities of sites where knowledge, ambition, and imagination are advanced.
The featured works are drawn from the artist's visits to Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East. Struth takes viewers into spaces normally kept from public view, such as aeronautical centers, robotics laboratories, and nuclear fusion facilities, examining humanity's attempts to understand and harness forces of nature, often at great cost of resources.
Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics is co-organized by the Museum Folkwang, Essen; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in collaboration with the Saint Louis Art Museum.