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Museums and Society student, Erin (Gloria) You, recently participated in a two-semester project through MICA's Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) class, which resulted in an exhibition titled, Workin' the Tease: The Art of Baltimore's Burlesque.

The purpose of the show was to celebrate the renewal of Burlesque in Baltimore through the surge of Neo-Burlesque performers who have arrived to Baltimore and transformed it into one of the central hubs of Neo-Burlesque.

The project consisted of both an opening night of performances called "Best of Baltimore", in which 15 Baltimore-based Burlesque performers performed acts on the Lyric Opera House stage, and an exhibition that featured the historical Burlesque artifacts, artifacts donated by the performers, a series of photographs from Sean Scheidt's Burlesque series, and Globe Letterpress posters made specifically for the exhibition. The opening night was a one-time ticketed event that happened on April 22, 2014 from 7-10pm. The exhibition was held at the Modell Lyric Opera House on Monday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 7th.

Rachel LaBozetta


Elizabeth Rodini's article  "The Politics of Marriage in Carpaccio's St. Ursula Cycle" has been awarded the Best Article Prize for 2013 by Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

In announcing the prize, the award's committee called the article "an excellent example of the possibilities of interdisciplinary scholarship. [Rodini's analysis] employs deep research into iconography, hagiography, general Venetian history, and Venetian marriage traditions, [exploring...] both the broader social meaning of the painting and its particular resonances in the histories of such families as the Loredan and Barbaro. Her multiple critical frameworks reveal the power and complications of marriage in Venetian society."

Rachel LaBozetta


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Congratulations to Rachel LaBozetta, Academic Services Assistant for History, Administrator for Museums & Society and baker extraordinaire on winning best dessert that could be mistaken for a book at JHU's first ever Edible Books Festival!

Jennifer Kingsley


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We are pleased to announce a public lecture by Steven Lubar, from Brown University, on Monday, March 24th, 6pm in the Mason Hall Auditorium. Reception to follow. 

"A New Humanities: Public, Open, and Engaged"

What would humanities scholarship look like if it were part of a conversation with communities beyond the academy? How might the humanities engage with a larger public and be more useful to that public? And how might all this change the work humanists do?


Steven Lubar, Ph.D
Professor, Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture and Director, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University

Rachel LaBozetta


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Dr. Kingsley's book The Bernward Gospels: Art, Memory, and the Episcopate in Medieval Germany has been published by the Penn State University Press.

Her study considers one of the most significant examples of the eleventh-century book arts, the gospel book that served as a founding gift from Bishop Bernward to the Abbey of St. Michael’s in Hildesheim. Its publication is supported by competitive awards from the Medieval Academy of America and the International Center for Medieval Art in partnership with the Kress Foundation.

Rachel LaBozetta


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