2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference

Apr 5 – 7, 2018

The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) will hold its 45th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, from April 5-7, 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 will be held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Friday’s program will conclude 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 will be held at the Eiteljorg Museum. This year’s keynote speaker will be Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her talk will be 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. Click here to see the Call for Papers. Deadline to submit abstracts to session chairs is Friday, December 15, 2017. Check back here for more details soon!

The 2017 annual conference was held in Cleveland from April 6–8, hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art & Case Western Reserve University. The final day took place at Oberlin College in the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

2018 Conference Overview

The 2018 Annual Conference featured a wide array of scholarly sessions in addition to a distinguished keynote lecture by Erika Doss, plus special gallery talks and receptions.

2018 Conference Overview

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.

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker Erika Doss, University of Notre Dame, presented a lecture titled "Monumental Troubles: Reckoning with Problematic Public Art in America," on Thursday, April, 5, 6:00 pm at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfield. Reception followed at 7:15.
Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

This year’s keynote speaker, Erika Doss, is Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her lecture, “Monumental Troubles: Reckoning with Problematic Public Art in America,” 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. Dr. Doss spoke on Thursday evening, April, 5, 6:00 pm at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. A museum reception followed at 7:15 pm. Both events were free with conference registration.