About MAHS

About the Midwest Art History Society

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. Founded in 1973, the organization is open to all art historians, regardless of specialization.

President's Message

The 45th meeting of the Midwest Art History Society will be held in Cincinnati March 21-23, 2019. We are looking forward to the hospitality of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Arts Center.
Heidi J. Hornik

President's Message Details

President’s Message

The 45th meeting of the Midwest Art History Society will be held in Cincinnati March 21-23, 2019. We are looking forward to the hospitality of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Arts Center. Please join us at the beautiful Netherland Hilton in downtown Cincinnati. Our keynote by S. Hollis Clayson, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Art History and (by courtesy) History at Northwestern University, promises to enlighten all on the topic “Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?”

We are also happy to announce that the 46th meeting will be in Houston, Texas, March 19-21, 2020. So, please mark your calendars and plan to enjoy the Houston Museum of Fine Arts which will be hosting us! The program is shaping up to continue the progression of the Midwest Art History Society in its mission to bring together academic, museum-based, and independent art historians in the common goal of scholarly inquiry and the exchange of ideas.

Last year’s (2018) conference in Indianapolis was a wonderful success due to the generosity of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Highlights included a trip to the Miller House and Garden and an outstanding keynote address by Dr. Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her keynote will be published in the first MAHS peer-reviewed e-publication. Please stay tuned for that!!

Our newsletters are now distributed digitally, which allows for improved communication in a timely and regular manner. You will be receiving email blasts for all important upcoming events, such as when conference registration is open, call for papers, conference hotel information, etc. Our new MAHS website has been revised and is gorgeous and full of information that we hope will be useful for professional art historians. Read about past conference programs, and see the recipients of the 2018 Emerging Scholar Award and the Outstanding 2018 Graduate Presentation Award.

The Annual Conference online photo Gallery has been updated, and if you have any conference photos that you would like to share, please email them to info@cmaohio.org. I also strongly encourage all members to email recent personal accomplishments to info@cmaohio.org as well, to get them added to the Recent News section of the website. Please post information about yourselves, your institutions, favorite links, or any comments that you would like to share to the MAHS Facebook page. You will also be periodically receiving requests for news from Gus Medicus, who compiles information for MAHS eNews, emailed to members. If you have suggestions or questions about the website, MAHS Facebook, or eNews, please send them to David Stark (our website and social media director). We want to know what you are doing and thinking!

Please feel free to email me about any concerns, questions and ideas. See you in Cincinnati!

Sincerely,
Heidi

Heidi J. Hornik, Ph.D.
President and Interim Treasurer, Midwest Art History Society
Professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art, Baylor University

Officers

MAHS Officers are elected by our members at the Annual Meeting and serve for three years.

Officers Details

President

Heidi Hornik (2020)
Department of Art
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97263
Waco, TX 49546
254-710-4548
Academic Field: Italian Renaissance/Baroque Art

Secretary

Rebecca Brienen (2019)
Oklahoma State University
Dept of Art, Graphic Design & Art History
108 Bartlett Center for the Arts
Stillwater, OK 74078
Academic Field: Dutch Baroque, Internationalism, and History of Museums & Collecting

Treasurer

Erica Warren (2020)
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603-6110
312-443-3694

Past President

Henry Luttikhuizen (2020)
Calvin College
105B Spoelhof College Center
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-526-6327

Annual Conference Site Coordinator

Judith W. Mann
The Saint Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110-1380
314-655-5218
Academic Field: Italian Baroque

Conference Chair (Houston 2020)

Rex Koontz (2021)
University of Houston
McGovern College of the Art
4388 Elgin St
Houston, TX 77204-4019
713-743-3729
Academic Field: Ancient American Art

Board of Directors

Members of the MAHS Board of Directors serve three year terms.

Board of Directors Details

Julie Aronson

Julie Aronson (2022)
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-639-2945
Academic Field: American

Andaleeb Badiee Banta

Andaleeb Badiee Banta (2021)
The Baltimore Museum of Art
Prints, Drawings & Photographs
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD
Academic Field: Old Master Prints and Drawings, European Art of the 16th and 17th centuries

Joseph Becherer

Joseph Becherer (2020)
Snite Museum of Art
University of Notre Dame
100 Moose Krause Circle
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Academic Field: Renaissance & Baroque; Modern; Sculpture

Rebecca Brienen

Rebecca Brienen (2019)
Oklahoma State University
Dept of Art, Graphic Design & Art History
108 Bartlett Center for the Arts
Stillwater, OK 74078

Robert Coleman

Robert Randolf Coleman (2020)
University of Notre Dame
715G Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5629
(574) 631-4547
Academic Field: Italian Renaissance/Baroque

Douglas Dow

Douglas Dow (2021)
Kansas State University
Department of Art
111 Willard Hal
Manhattan, KS 66506

Catherine Goebel

Catherine Carter Goebel (2020)
Augustana College
Dept. of Art History
639 Thirty-eigth Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 794-7489
Academic Field: 19th Century

Heidi Hornik

Heidi Hornik (2020)
Department of Art
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97263
Waco, TX 49546
254-710-4548
Academic Field: Italian Renaissance/Baroque Art

Rex Koontz

Rex Koontz (2021)
University of Houston
McGovern College of the Arts
4388 Elgin St
Houston, TX 77204-4019
(713) 743-3729
Academic Field: Ancient American Art

Gustav Medicus

Gustav Medicus (2020)
Kent State University
School of Art
Kent, OH 44242
(330) 672-1364
Academic Field: Italian Renaissance

Felicia Mings

Felicia Mings (2022)
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603-6110

Amy Morris

Amy Morris (2021)
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Art & Art History, 215 Weber Fine Arts Building
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
Academic Field: Early Modern European Art

Scott Sherer

Scott Sherer (2021)
University of Texas San Antonio
Dept of Art & Art History
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

Fred Smith

Fred Smith (2020)
Kent State University
School of Art
Kent, OH 44242
(330) 672-1359
Academic Field: African

Cheryl Snay

Cheryl Kathleen Snay (2020)
University of Notre Dame
The Snite Museum of Art
100 Moose Kruase Circle
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0368
(574) 631-4724

David Stark

David Stark (2020)
Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 629-0374
Academic Field: 19th Century European

Erica Warren

Erica Warren (2020)
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603-6110
312-443-3694

Paula Wisotzki

Paula Wisotzki (2020)
Loyola University
Dept of Fine & Performing Arts, Mundelein Center 904
6525 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 76798-7263
773-508-8306

Committees

Committees include Conference, Program, Communications, Membership, Publications, Awards, and more.

Committees Details

Awards

An award for a Distinguished Presentation by a graduate student is conferred at our annual meeting. Session chairs, after hearing the presentations, are to select a maximum of one graduate student (if none seem distinguished than no nomination need be made). The student is notified, and if he/she wants to submit, the written paper is sent to the awards committee and the appropriate session chair within 2 weeks of the conference. The awards committee reads the submissions, and after conferring with the appropriate session chairs, selects a candidate. An announcement appears in the spring newsletter and a book is given to the awardee.

  • Catherine Goebel (in charge of Outstanding Catalog Award)

  • Joe Becherer

  • Douglas Dow (in charge of Emerging Scholar & Graduate Student Presentation Award)

Communication

This committee includes, among others, the Newsletter Editor, the Assistant Editor, the website overseer, the treasurer for the membership list and listserv. Committee is responsible for organs of communication within society as well as the maintenance and building of membership.

  • Gustavus Medicus (in charge of E-News)

  • David Stark (in charge of website & social media)

  • Paula Wisotzki

Governance

This committee is responsible for overseeing and ensuring compliance with the MAHS bylaws. When appropriate, the Committee makes recommendations to the Board for bylaws revisions as well as other documentation or written definitions of positions and responsibilities within the Society


  • Paula Wisotzki (chair)

  • Fred Smith

  • Randy Coleman

Membership

This committee includes, among others, the Newsletter Editor, the Assistant Editor, the website overseer, the treasurer for the membership list and listserv. Committee is responsible for organs of communication within society as well as the maintenance and building of membership.

  • Rebecca Brienen (chair)

  • Douglas Dow

  • Andaleeb Banta

Nominating

This committee solicits and presents names to the board for new board members as well as nominations for officers and key positions on the board of the organization.

  • Cheryl Snay (chair)

  • Rebecca Brienen

  • Erica Warren

Program

This committee is responsible for coordinating the sites for the annual meetings with the hosts of the current and next year’s annual meetings. (This committee will incorporate the current Site Coordinator position.) This committee is responsible for all communications, web listings, and MAHS-sponsored sessions as an affiliated society of the College Art Association (CAA)

  • Judith Mann (chair)

  • Randy Coleman

  • Scott Sherer

  • Amy Morris

Scholarship/Publications


  • Andaleeb Banta (chair)

  • Cheryl Snay

  • Rex Koontz

In Memoriam

We remember our dedicated members who have passed away.

Institutional Members

A list of MAHS member institutions. For benefits of institutional memberships, click on MEMBERSHIP.