Steven Lubar, professor in the Department of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture, and Director, John Nicholas Brown Center for the Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University, speaks about the public humanities. What would humanities scholarship look like if it were part of a conversation with communities beyond the academy? […]
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This special Saturday event in conjunction with the student-curated show In Focus will take place on February 22, from 2-3:30 p.m.
The Homewood Museum exhibition "A Tale of Two Houses: Homewood, Clifton, and Historic Preservation," which opens Dec. 10, takes a look at how the university wound up on 140 acres on Charles Street instead of off Harford Road, roughly 3 miles to the east. The exhibit is the work of seven undergraduates in the Curating Homewood class. Read the article in the JHU Gazette here.
Professor Poulot will discuss the history of provenance debates in French museums going back to the early 19th century, including how the revolutionary Louvre staged provenance for its own benefit. In addition to its historical interest, this talk offers a unique perspective on the fierce debates around cultural property so much in the news today. […]
Risham Majeed, PhD candidate at Columbia University, will speak about the juxtaposition of ethnological and medieval collections of the Trocadéro Museum and its impact on definitions and boundaries in medieval art history.
Bonnie Effros, professor of history and the inaugural Rothman Chair and Director of the Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere at the University of Florida, will discuss early medieval antiquarianism and archaeology in 19th-century France, at a time when the collection, circulation, reproduction, and display of medieval art operated in complex relation to the […]
This summer, students in the Program in Museums and Society are interning at Christie's and the Gagosian Gallery in New York, the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Read the article in The Gazette.
Thanks to the new Hall Grant to support a floating museum internship, Joseph Shaikewitz ’15 has spent the summer in the curatorial department and the Center for the Study of Modern Art at the Philipps Collection in Washington, D.C. He reports: “I’ve been presented with incredible opportunities… [from doing] research on contemporary artists … [to […]
Supported by Museums and Society’s Mellon grant, History major Yonah Reback is interning at the Jewish Museum of Maryland this summer. He is working with staff on “an exciting new exhibition spotlighting the life of Mendes I. Cohen, one of Baltimore’s most fascinating Jewish characters. Part ‘Forrest Gump,’ part ‘Indiana Jones,’ Mendes Cohen defended Fort […]
Christie Young Smith ’13 and Grace Golden ’16 are interning at the Freer and Sackler galleries this summer, continuing their work on an exhibit of Turkish Photographer Ara Güler. Christie and Grace took the Mellon-funded course Museums and Society developed in partnership with the Smithsonian this Spring 2013. Grace writes about her experience: “So far, […]