See below for information about the recently held MAHS Annual Conference of 2019 in Cincinnati. The 47th Annual Conference of the Midwest Art History Society, March 19-21, 2020 will be in Houston. Sessions will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Keynote Speaker will be Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art & Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The conference hotel is the Magnolia Hotel Houston. Click here to reserve your room now! Check back in the coming months for more 2020 Conference news!
The 46th Annual Conference of the Midwest Art History Society was held from March 21–23, 2019 in Cincinnati, where the stellar architecture, art collections and cultural sites provided a captivating setting. Sessions were held at the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) on Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, and at the Taft Museum of Art on Saturday, March 23. On Thursday evening, the keynote lecture was given by S. Hollis Clayson, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, in association with CAM’s exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment featuring works drawn from the collections of the City of Paris museums.
After sessions concluded on Friday, the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati hosted an evening reception. Special behind-the-scenes programs at the partner museums made this conference a particularly memorable experience, including tours of the newly renovated Union Terminal, an iconic Art Deco train station now home to the Cincinnati Museum Center.