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‘Sweat’ and Why We Work

Check out the play Sweat at Everyman Theatre and see a small satellite exhibition of Why We Work from the Baltimore Museum of Industry! Sweat is an award winning drama about race, community, and economic struggle in working-class America. It will be running until November 25th at Everyman Theatre. Why We Work is a student created […]

October 24: Kamau Ware’s Origin Stories

JHU’s Program in Museums and Society presents Kamau Ware’s Origin Stories Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:30-7:30pm Charles Commons, East Room #304 (Please use the 33rd St. entrance) Artist and Historian Kamau Ware is the creator of the Black Gotham Experience, an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City. Established in […]

Museums and Society “On the Record” with Sheilah Kast

On May 18, senior Gillian Waldo and Lecturer Beth Maloney, Director of Interpretation at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, talked to Sheilah Kast about the M&S “practicum with a capital P”. Students created the Why We Work exhibit at the BMI.

“More Than A Name”: Homewood’s History of Slaves Exhibition featured on The Hub

“More Than A Name: Enslaved Families at Historic Homewood, an exhibition co-curated by eight undergraduates in a spring 2018 class [AS.389.376] offered by the Program in Museums and Society, focuses on those three families: the Carrolls, the Conners, and William and Becky Ross and their children. The exhibition, which runs through May 27, grew out […]

Why We Work opens at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

A new interactive exhibit curated by students in M&S Fall 2017 class Museum Lab and designed with the help of students from MICA opens at the BMI. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Student’s article about Black Panther goes viral

Junior and M&S minor Casey Haughin’s article about Black Panther’s implications for museums in the Hopkins Exhibitionist had 80,000 views within a week of posting and many many comments (over 20,000 on Tumblr alone). Its been picked up by the Baltimore Sun and ArtNet News and mentioned in a Huffington Post article. Have something to say about museums? Wrote a […]

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 […]