2018 Conference Overview
2018 Conference Overview Details
The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) held its 45th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, from Thursday, April 5 to Saturday, April 7, 2018, hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. For more details on the conference, see the MAHS Newsletter, Fall 2017. Sessions on Thursday, April 5th and Friday, April 6th were held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Friday’s program concluded 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. Sessions on Saturday, April 7th were held at the Eiteljorg Museum. The keynote speaker was Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her talk was related to her 2010 book, Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America, a topic with particular relevance in light of the current re-evaluation of public monuments.