News & Events Archive


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 […]


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 MuseumsandSociety@jhu.edu.


Joyce J. Scott’s Ancestry Doll

Students in Jennifer Kingsley’s Spring 2017 class “Collections Remix” mined JHU collections for materials that reflect the experiences of African Americans. Students Madelena Brancati and Nia Josiah worked with a newly acquired artwork by Baltimore artist and MacArthur genius award winner Joyce J. Scott, identifying a site on campus for the sculpture, developing an installation […]


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.