News & Events Archive


A Perfect Power: Motherhood and African Art opening postponed

Slated to open April 5, this event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From monumental headdresses of elderly mothers to sculptures that represent mythic female ancestors, this exhibition brings together nearly 40 objects from public and private collections to demonstrate how artists have represented the power of African mothers and used maternal imagery to […]


Homewood hosts Linnea Grimm & Interpreting Slavery at Monticello on Monday Feb 10, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Homewood Museum hosts Linnea Grimm, Director of Education and Visitor Programs at Thomas Jefferson’ Monticello. She will speak about how historic Monticello expanded tours to include historical representations of enslaved communities and interpret the difficult history of Sally Hemmings’ life with Thomas Jefferson. Free for all. Space is limited; please register at eventbrite.


Listen to Director Jennifer Kingsley on CAA Podcasts

Dr. Kingsley and Dr. Tervala talk about connecting and overlapping the activities of university and museum-based art history in order to challenge the discipline’s canonical narratives.


Students Spend Fall Break Day Visiting Philly Museums

Students Spend Fall Break Day Visiting Philly Museums
M&S and the Department of the History of Science, Medicine and Technology invited undergraduate and graduate students to visit the Mütter Museum and talk with Curator Anna N. Dhody and Director Robert Hicks about their latest exhibition Spit Spreads Death. Students also lunched with curatorial fellows from the American Philosophical Society and toured the museum’s exhibition Mapping […]


Why put a museum in a book? Talk at the Virginia Stern Book Center

Paula Findlen, Stanford University, shares her most recent investigation of Ferrante Imperato’s Cabinet of Natural History in 16th-Century Naples. Talk is Tuesday, September 17, 5:15pm in the Macksey Seminar Room of the Brody Learning Commons. Co-sponsored by the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe.


M&S Welcome Brunch

Museums & Society will be hosting a brunch to welcome everyone back for the Fall 2019 semester! Also, please keep your eyes peeled for news of our upcoming workshop on provenance research and for our October trip to Philadelphia Museums!


Julia Zimmerman wins the President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts

Congratulations to M&S minor, and graduating senior, Julia Zimmerman on receiving the President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts which recognizes students in KSAS, the School of Engineering, and the Peabody Conservatory who made outstanding contributions in service to the arts! Julia has been active in the arts both on and off campus and, in […]


May 5: Artist Talk with Kiana Beckmen

May 5: Artist Talk with Kiana Beckmen
“Artist Talk with Kiana Beckmen” May 5, 2019 2:00pm Gilman 119 Human vs Infinity is an artist’s book that retells the story of the planet’s spiritual history from the Big Bang to the present. It engages with religious artifacts, symbols, and archaeological sites, negotiating a history which is both personal and global in an idiosyncratic […]


Finkelstein named new Evergreen Museum curator and director

Finkelstein named new Evergreen Museum curator and director
Lori Finkelstein, a museum educator who most recently worked at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, has been appointed the new director and curator of Evergreen Museum and Library. Dr. Finkelstein has taught three Museums & Society courses over the years (AS.389.372 Zoos as Community Institutions, in Spring 2016 and Spring 2017, and AS.389.364 History of […]