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.
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.
Fall Exhibitions at Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame
Fall Exhibitions at Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame Details
The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame inaugurates the reinstallation of its African Art collection with a lecture presented by Dr. Delinda Collier, Associate Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art, on October 5 at 5 p.m. A public reception is planned for Friday, October 6, from 4:00-6:30 pm. The new installation was organized by Dr. Elizabeth Morton, Associate Professor at Wabash College, around themes of power, with many objects never before on display from the Owen D. Mort Jr. Collection. Complementing this permanent display featuring traditional African art will be a temporary exhibition Making Everything Out of Anything: Prints, Drawings, and Sculptures by Willie Cole from August 20 through November 26, 2017. Cole will be a visiting artist at Segura Studios in South Bend, where he will mark his visit by making a print. While on location, he will speak at the museum on October 19 at 5:00 pm as part of its Third Thursday program.
Also on view at the Snite Museum will be Rembrandt's Religious Prints: The Jack F. and Alfrieda Feddersen Collection of seventy etchings from September 3 through November 26. Dr. Larry Silver, Farqhuar Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver a lecture entitled "Rembrandt and the Divine" on September 14 at 5 p.m. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog written by Professor Emeritus Charles Rosenberg, University of Notre Dame, and co-published with Indiana University Press.