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.
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“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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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.
Practical Ethics Grant Awarded
Drs. Connolly (History), Kingsley (Museums and Society) and Mott (Africana Studies) have been awarded funding from the JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics program for their project Housing Our Story: Towards Archival Justice for Black Baltimore. The project engages in the practical ethics of building an archive about African-American staff and contract workers at the Johns Hopkins […]
Behind the Scenes at the Venice Biennale
In June nine students from Baltimore traveled to the Venice Biennale with Dr. Rodini. They explored the exhibition and the city assisted by BMA staff, and talked art, politics, and life with U.S. representative artist Mark Bradford. Check out their posts on Instagram, @bmoreinvenice.
Temps d’Afrique: The Beautiful Struggle
Read this piece by Casey Haughin, ’19, on Temps d’Afrique’s interventions at Homewood Museum and Shriver Hall. The JHU Exhibitionist is a student-run publication dedicated to museum topics. Congratulations to our graduating senior editors, Helena Arose and Sarah Braver! Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.