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Midwest Art History Society

Annual Conference

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Midwest Art History Society
March 26-28, 2015
Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota

The Midwest Art History Society will hold its 42nd annual conference in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, from March 26–28, 2015. The conference will be co-hosted by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the University of St. Thomas Department of Art History, with additional support from the Weisman Art Museum and the Thrivent Financial Collection of Religious Art. Dr. Alison Kettering, the William R. Kenan Jr., Professor of Art History Emerita and specialist in the Dutch Baroque from Carleton College in nearby Northfield, Minnesota, will serve as this year’s keynote speaker. The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotels in downtown Minneapolis will serve as the conference hotel. Buses will move participants from the hotel to the various venues of the meeting.

The Twin Cities were selected to host the 2015 meeting due to their long history supporting and nurturing a celebrated arts scene, from the fine arts found in the museums, to the many local artists showcased in neighborhood galleries, from music to theater, literature and dance. In fact, the arts are so embedded into everyday life in Minnesota that a movement was fostered, leading to it being the only state whose citizens voted to include arts funding in the state constitution.

Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to two world-class museums, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center, as well as many smaller noteworthy museums, such as the Weisman Art Museum, the Museum of Russian Art and the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas. Read More.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel accommodations: The conference hotel is the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotels in the heart of downtown Minneapolis one block off the Nicollet Mall and one block away from the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas. (1101 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, 1-800-245-8011). The hotel is holding 100 rooms at a conference rate of $139 per night plus taxes. Guests have from now until February 23, 2015 to book before the rooms will be made available to others and the conference rate will no longer apply. When making a reservation, for Group code, use MAH. To book a room, click here.

Conference Registration: Information on conference registration will be posted on the website this winter. Registration online is highly recommended, but you may also register at the conference, paying by check, or by filling out the form available on our website and mailing the form and check to the MAHS Treasurer’s address there provided.

Conference Program: To see the program of the 2015 Annual Conference click here.