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.
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Report From the Field: Joseph
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 […]
Report From the Field: Yonah
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 […]
Report From the Field: Christie
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, […]
Museums and Society Students to Intern This Summer
This summer, the Program in Museums and Society will have students interning at the Phillipps Collection in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Walters Art Museum, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Christie’s, and the Gagosian Gallery.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards M&S $500,000 grant
Museums and Society has been awarded a second grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, to support program activities and to fund new collaborations with regional museums, on topics ranging from the books arts and contemporary art to the bioethics of living collections.
Exhibition Invites Visitors to Interact With Objects in the Name of Science
The Program in Museums and Society, Department of Neuroscience, and Sheridan Libraries at the Johns Hopkins University announce the opening of Please Touch: An Interactive Study on the Neurological Mechanisms of Tactile Aesthetics in the quad-level lobby of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus. Curated by Hannah Weinberg-Wolf, this exhibition introduces visitors to the neuroaesthetics of touch and aims to gather useful data from participants. Click to read the article.
Privy to History
The Homewood Museum offers an object lesson in history. Read the article in Johns Hopkins Magazine.
Museums and Society Student Wins DURA Award
Hannah Weinberg-Wolf, class of 2013, received the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award for her project “Please Touch: An Interactive Study on the Neurological Mechanisms of Tactile Aesthetics.” The project will take the form of an exhibit opening Spring 2013 in the new Gallery Q of the Eisenhower Library. Hannah is working with the Hsiao lab at […]
Undergrads Curate Exhibit About Post-war Jewish Life in Baltimore
In Spring 2012, staff from the Jewish Museum of Maryland taught a course at Johns Hopkins that involved students in the creation of the exhibit. Read the article in Arts & Sciences Magazine.