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.
Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Summer Academy at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Summer Academy at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Details
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy at The Art Institute of Chicago Details
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 email@example.com.
Extended application deadline: Midnight, February 25, 2018
Photography Lecture & Symposium on March 3 at Minneapolis Institute of Art
Photography Lecture & Symposium on March 3 at Minneapolis Institute of Art Details
The Arnold Newman Lecture on Photography & New Media Symposium is titled "The Life Cycle of the City: Photography and Urbanism after Disaster." It is presented in conjunctiion with the exhibition Excavating the Future City: Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama (March 4-July 22). The symposium will be held at MIA's Pillsbury Auditorium on Saturday, March 3, from 9:00-4:00. Naoya Hatakeyama will be the keynote speaker. Symposium panelists include Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator Emerita, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Manny Fernandez, New York Times Houston Bureau Chief; and Kate Knuth, Chief Resilience Officer at City of Minneapolis. For more information, click here.
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.