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Seventeenth-Century European Drawings in Midwestern Collections:
The Age of Bernini, Rembrandt, and Poussin

Seventeenth-Century European Drawings in Midwestern Collections: The Age of Bernini, Rembrandt, and Poussin

Edited by Shelley Perlove and George S. Keyes

University of Notre Dame Press

Seventeenth-Century European Drawings in Midwestern Collections: The Age of Bernini, Rembrandt, and Poussin Details

Edited by Shelley Perlove and George S. Keyes
University of Notre Dame Press

This catalogue, sponsored by the Midwest Art History Society with additional support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, brings together more than 100 treasures of the Baroque age from museum collections in the Midwest. Its selection of Italian, Dutch, Flemish, and French drawings offers new insights on many works, some of which are relatively unknown, others that have never before been published. Authored by major scholars in the field, the catalogue presents each drawing with a concise description and full scholarly information. Essays by Babette Bohn, George S. Keyes, Kristi A. Nelson, and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., respectively, introduce Italian, Dutch, Flemish, and French schools. The introductory essay by Shelley Perlove places these works within the larger context of 17th-century art. This catalogue is designed to have widespread appeal for art historians, curators, artists, collectors, and students.

A Corpus of Drawings in Midwestern Collections:
Sixteenth Century Northern European Drawings

A Corpus of Drawings in Midwestern Collections: Sixteenth Century Northern European Drawings

by B. Dunbar, R. Munman, E. Olszewski

A Corpus of Drawings in Midwestern Collections: Sixteenth Century Northern European Drawings Details

by B. Dunbar, R. Munman, E. Olszewski

This volume catalogues 137 drawings by nearly one hundred artists active in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Spain from the very end of the fifteenth century through 1600. Compiled by a team of 22 scholars, the book fully documents each of the drawings from 24 Midwestern museums outside of Chicago, with detailed scholarly entries and photographs of every work. The drawings in this book present some of the most able draughtsmen of the period active north of the Alps. A sampling of the artists includes Albrecht Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Maerten van Heemskerck, Hendrick Goltzius, Maerten de Vos, and Tobias Stimmer. The volume also presents over 40 drawings published here for the first time, with attributions to such artists as Christopher Amberger, Virgil Solis, and Otto van Veen. The compilation presents an important cross-section of the drawing medium during the century in which drawings become truly of age, for both artists who view their creations as works in themselves and for their public.

A Corpus of Drawings in Midwestern Collections: Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings

A Corpus of Drawings in Midwestern Collections: Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings

by Edward J. Olszewski

A Corpus of Drawings in Midwestern Collections: Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings Details

Brepols/Harvey Miller Publishers announces the publication of the latest in the series of MAHS-sponsored studies of drawings from Midwest collections: Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings, 2 vols., ed. by Edward J. Olszewski, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2008, 628 pp. This two-volume corpus of drawings in midwestern collections contains entries on 471 drawings in forty museums from a canvas of 75 institutions between Ohio and Oklahoma, with entries written by sixteen scholars (MAHS members). Volume II of Italian Drawings illustrates all 471 works, and also includes 35 comparative illustrations plus 18 color illustrations. Artist, Collections, and Provenance indices make the set a useful reference tool.

MAHS members can purchase the two-volume set at a 40% discount.

Drawings in Midwestern Collections, Volume 1: Early Works

Drawings in Midwestern Collections, Volume 1: Early Works

Edited by Burton L. Dunbar and Edward J. Olszewski

Drawings in Midwestern Collections, Volume 1: Early Works Details

This first volume of Drawings in Midwestern Collections offers a full listing of old master drawings from collections throughout the Midwest. Thoroughly researched, this important reference book introduces a corpus of the rarest of European drawings through the year 1500.

Each of the thirty entries in this volume is written by a scholar who has immediate access to the artwork itself and who is a specialist in the art of that period. In addition to basic information about the work, the authors have commented on each drawing's artistic significance and on problems surrounding it. Included also are reproductions of the drawings as well as numerous illustrations of comparable works from other American and European collections.

Drawings in Midwestern Collections presents previously unpublished technical information on many of the drawings, argues for the new attribution of several of them, provides an up-to-date summary of scholarship on each work, and, taken as a whole, provides insight into the diversity of the holdings in midwestern museums. Published by the University of Missouri Press.

Oxford University Press Discounts

MAHS members receive a 30% discount on hundred of OUP art and architecture titles.

Oxford University Press Discounts Details

Through special arrangement with Oxford University Press (OUP), a special benefit is available to MAHS members: a 30% discount on hundreds of OUP art and architecture titles. Click here to access the Oxford University Press titles now available to you at 30% discount. Use promo code AAFLYG6 at checkout to receive your discount. For featured titles, click here.

In honor of the partnership, Oxford University Press graciously agreed to sponsor the 2016 MAHS Graduate Student Presentation Award. This award is granted each year to the best paper presented by a graduate student at the MAHS Annual Conference. Candidates for the award are nominated by their panel chairs and the winning paper is selected by a committee of MAHS board members. The 2016 recipient will receive five titles from the Oxford History of Art series, along with a two-year membership to MAHS.

Oxford University Press, as the world's oldest publisher in the English language, has stood for high-quality non-fiction books for centuries, and each year publishes approximately 50 art titles. Award-winning titles in its art program include: American Photography by Miles Orvell, co-winner of the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Prize; Invisible City: The Architecture of Devotion in Seventeenth-Century Neapolitan Convents by Helen Hills, winner of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Book Award; and The Artful Universe by John Barrow, winner of the Templeton Prize. Oxford also publishes the innovative Oxford History of Art series, which features 35 lavishly illustrated texts illuminating the world of art history.
Please visit the Oxford University Press website soon, using the promo code above, to take advantage of this exciting partnership.

Careers

Position & Internship Listings

To submit position and internship listings for posting, please send information to: info@mahs.org. Include (as appropriate) title of position or internship, institution, department, requirements, job description, deadline for application, materials required (e.g., c.v.) and where or how to apply (address, email, website, etc.)

Registrar, University of Notre Dame

Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Job Description: Responsible for the care, custody, control of, and access to all artworks that are either Museum property or have been loaned to the Museum. Responsibilities include documenting, numbering, insuring, inventorying, and maintaining location files for artworks within the Museum’s permanent collection and on loan to the Museum. Deeds of gift and IRS forms are required for gifts; loan forms/agreements and certificates of insurance are required for loans. The registrar also makes arrangements for art shipments, overseeing condition reports, conservation treatment, crate fabrication, customs, and shipping arrangements. The registrar will also serve as project manager for the web-based image and text database of the Museum’s permanent collection. This term project will be assisted by Notre Dame colleagues, consultants, and by the Museum’s liaison to Gallery Systems. Full-time, exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree (5 years) or advanced certification beyond Bachelor’s: art, art history, museum studies, library science, information science. Art museum database administration and data entry; expertise with spreadsheets, preferably Excel; 3 to 4 years in a comparable position within an art museum. Preferred: MS Excel expertise

To apply: For more details and to apply, visit: https://jobs.nd.edu/postings/9765

Assistant Professor of Art History - Modern and Contemporary, Baylor University

Tenure-track, teach Introduction to Art for non-majors and upper-level courses in modern and contemporary. Direct domestic study travel for students. Start date: August 1, 2018

Job Description: Tenure-track faculty position within the Department of Art. Teaching responsibilities include courses in Introduction to Art for non-majors and upper-level courses in modern and contemporary art. Record of professional achievement and ongoing professional scholarship research expected. Allbritton Art Institute responsibilities include directing domestic student study travel each semester. Start date: August 1, 2018

Qualifications: Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, sample of recent scholarship, and a list of three references in the application process. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply: For more details and to apply, visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/ on the Baylor University website. Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution.

Grants

Charles D. Cuttler Student Travel Grants

Graduate Student presenters may apply for Charles D. Cuttler Travel Stipend to assist in costs associated with attending the MAHS Annual Conference. Download application form.

Charles D. Cuttler Student Travel Grants

Each year the Charles D. Cuttler Student Travel Grant fund provides assistance to a small number of graduate student members of MAHS who are delivering papers at the spring Annual Conference.

Six graduate students received Cuttler Travel stipends for the 2017 MAHS Annual Conference in Cleveland:

Alexis Carrozza, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lindsay Garbutt, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Ashley Williams, University of South Florida
Katherine Iselin, University of Missouri-Columbia
Michael Feinberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Tugrul Acar, The University of Texas, Austin

To compete for these limited funds, use the PDF button below to download the application form. Fill out the form, and mail it, along with supporting material, to the address indicated.

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