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American Selfie Exhibit Opens

In Professor Kingsley’s Spring 2017 course “Collections Remix” students conceptualized projects to make the experiences of African Americans more visible on campus. Monika Borkovic and Lorna Henson proposed an exhibit of JHU’s real photo postcards of African Americans. This focus show, American Selfie, opens on BLC’s lower level on February 6. Come check it out, and […]

November 28: One Tradition, Two Stories

Please join us for public lecture, “One Tradition, Two Stories: An Art Historical/Anthropological Dilemma,” with Sally Price, Professor Emerita, from the College of William & Mary. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:30pm, 210 Hodson Hall Homewood Campus Over the past several decades​, as peoples once dubbed “primitive” have been moving into the status of “ex-primitives,” they […]

November 16: Digital Approaches to Museum Collections & Historic Sites

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Please join us for public lecture, “Digital Approaches to Museum Collections & Historic Sites: From 3D Scanning to Modeling,” with Direct Dimensions, Inc. Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:30pm, BLC Room 4040 Homewood Campus For over twenty years Direct Dimensions Inc. has been providing advanced three-dimensional measurement, scanning and modeling services for a wide range of industries […]

September 21: Gods and Roller Coasters

Please join us for the public lecture, “Gods and Roller Coasters: Religion in Theme Parks Worldwide,” with Crispin Paine, writer, editor, and honorary lecturer, from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:00pm, 110 Maryland Hall Homewood Campus Scholar Crispin Paine, best known for his books Religious Objects in Museums: Private Lives and Public […]

Welcome back

Come to Museums and Society’s Fall reception and check out some of what’s happened over the summer. Joyce Scott’s sculpture Ancestry Doll has been installed in the Hutzler reading room. We also premiere the student authored audioguide to JHU’s public art. Share what you’ve been up to by emailing

M&S Students will help revitalize Catoctin Furnace

The Frederick News Post reports on the renovation of Catoctin Furnace, which will feature the research and interpretive work of students in this Fall’s Heritage at Work, taught by Elizabeth Comer and supported by M&S’ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant.

Practical Ethics Grant Awarded

Drs. Connolly (History), Kingsley (Museums and Society) and Mott (Africana Studies) have been awarded funding from the JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics program for their project Housing Our Story: Towards Archival Justice for Black Baltimore. The project engages in the practical ethics of building an archive about African-American staff and contract workers at the Johns Hopkins […]

Behind the Scenes at the Venice Biennale

In June nine students from Baltimore traveled to the Venice Biennale with Dr. Rodini. They explored the exhibition and the city assisted by BMA staff, and talked art, politics, and life with U.S. representative artist Mark Bradford. Check out their posts on Instagram, @bmoreinvenice.

Class of 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 graduates as they head off onto their exciting next endeavors. We will miss your presence in and around Gilman Hall! Visit The Hub for complete 2017 Commencement coverage.