President's Message Details
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I also strongly encourage all members to email recent personal accomplishments to email@example.com 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!
Heidi J. Hornik, Ph.D.
President and Interim Treasurer, Midwest Art History Society
Professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art, Baylor University