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October 20: Haidy Geismar Lecture

October 20: Haidy Geismar Lecture
Dr. Haidy Geismar explores some of the tensions that digital processing introduces to our understanding of photography by focusing on several attempts to create various kinds of digital images of a beautiful Māori cloak from New Zealand in the UCL Ethnography Collections. Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:15 p.m. 308 Gilman Hall Dr. Haidy Geismar Department of […]


Friday, Sept. 25: “Mysteries of the Kylix: Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics” Film Premiere

Friday, Sept. 25: “Mysteries of the Kylix: Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics” Film Premiere
Last semester, students in Sanchita Balachandran's course Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics embarked on a quest to understand the mastery of ancient Athenian potters and painters. The entire project was documented as a short film, which will premiere Friday, September 25, 2015, at 12:15 p.m., in Gilman 50. Please join us to celebrate the work of the students and the ancients who inspired them! Click to learn more.


Book Arts Baltimore Launches

Book Arts Baltimore Launches
We are pleased to announce the launch of Book Arts Baltimore (BAB), an informal partnership among several Baltimore-area institutions supporting a common goal: celebrating artists’ books and book arts in 2015-2017. Through exhibitions, courses, and programs, BAB will foster connections between local universities, museums, libraries, and the wider public.  Courses and activities are already underway. Join […]


Greek Kylix Recreated

Greek Kylix Recreated
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 Baltimore Clayworks, thirteen undergraduate students and one graduate student assistant at Johns Hopkins. The course attempted to recreate one of the most […]


Faculty Member Receives the Crenson-Hertz Award

The Johns Hopkins Center for Social Concern and the Community Based Learning Advisory Board has awarded the Crenson-Hertz Award for Community Based Learning and Participatory Research to Dr. Elizabeth Rodini. The Crenson-Hertz Award was established to honor and reward efforts in enhancing the curricular connections between the community and the university. Dr. Rodini was nomintaed for […]


JHU Archaeological Museum’s Third Student Symposium

JHU Archaeological Museum’s Third Student Symposium
Museums and Society students Allison McCoskey, Taylor Alessio, Molly Martell, and Alison Trettor recently presented at The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum’s Third Student Symposium, on April 11th, which featured the research work on objects in the museum collection by both undergraduate and graduate students.


April 22: “Lettrism” a Student-Curated Exhibition

April 22: “Lettrism” a Student-Curated Exhibition
April 22nd at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on MSE’s M Level for the opening of Presenting: Lettrism, an exhibition featuring Lettrist art from Special Collections. There will be cake and Lettrist-related activities. This exhibition is related to the course AS.010.310 “‘The Long Sixties’ in Europe” taught by Professor Molly Warnock. Romanian-born French poet Isidore Isou […]


April 16: Undergraduate Research Day (URD)

Three of our Museums & Society students will be presenting their in-depth research projects at the JHU inaugural Undergraduate Research Day! The participating M&S students: Abigail Collins, “The Guardian and other Sacred Trees of New South Wales” Gianna Puzzo, “Turkish Repatriation: An Attack on Museums?” Alison Tretter, “Frida Kahlo’s Indigenist Identity and the Johns Hopkins Archaeological […]


April 15: Curating Surrealist community: An avant-garde as seen through its journals

Please join the Special Collections Research Center for a Faculty in Focus Lecture with Professor Molly Warnock, History of Art. Professor Warnock will talk about Surrealist journals in the collections of the Sheridan Libraries, with a special focus on the recent student-curated exhibition of Surrealist journals at the Milton Eisenhower Library—and a preview of the […]


April 9-19: Sharon Hayes, 2nd CAMS Artist in Residency

Sharon Hayes is an artist and an Associate Professor at The Cooper Union in New York City. In her work, Hayes engages multiple mediums – video, performance, and installation – in ongoing investigation into specific intersections between history, politics, and speech. Class Appearances: Thursday, April 9, 3-5 p.m. (Gilman 219) Monday, April 13, 3-5 p.m. […]