News & Announcements Archive

Joyce J. Scott’s Ancestry Doll

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

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

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

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 [email protected] to get involved.

Emily Sneff , M&S ’12, featured in the New York Times

Emily Sneff , M&S ’12, featured in the New York Times

Read about the important discovery made by alumna Emily Sneff  as project manager with Harvard’s Declaration Resources Project. Emily, who majored in History, wrote her senior thesis on Sir John Sloane’s ‘Nicknackatory’ and worked at the American Philosophical Society Museum before moving to Harvard.  Congratulations, Emily!

Political Cartoons of the Past

Political Cartoons of the Past

Recent M&S alum Jesse Chen (’16), through her work as a special collections assistant at the JHU Sheridan Libraries, has curated an exhibit on 11 vintage political cartoons she discovered through her research, which were the work of two Baltimore Sun cartoonists (Edmund Duffy and Tom Flannery) of the last century. The cartoons are from the 1920s […]

Characterizing a Recreation of Ancient Attic Red-Figure Ceramics

Congratulations to Travis Schmauss, Evan Krumheuer and Streit Cunningham on their poster, “Characterizing a Recreation of Ancient Attic Red-Figure Ceramics.” Their analytical work for Dr. Patricia McGuiggan’s “Materials Characterization” class not only shows their research prowess, but also moves along the bigger project begun in Spring 2015.

Archaeology Magazine: “Experiential Archaeology Class Recreates Ancient Ceramics”

Archaeology Magazine: “Experiential Archaeology Class Recreates Ancient Ceramics”

Featured, on October 7, 2015, on the homepage of Archaeology Magazine, the Museums and Society’s Spring 2015 course makes headlines once again! In Spring 2015, Sanchita Balachandran, the Archaeological Museum’s Curator/Conservator, taught an interactive, hands on course titled Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics (AS.389.335). In collaboration with expert ceramics artists, including Matthew Hyleck and Cami Ascher at […]

Trending on Instagram…

Trending on Instagram…

Footlocker, Thomas Teurlai’s solo American debut, was curated by M&S senior Joseph Shaikewitz as a Capstone project in Museums and Society and supported by an Arts Innovation Grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Popular art blog Hyperallergic featured the exhibition on Instagram. Click to learn more.