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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

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 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. Learn more about the residency here.  


Perspectives on Slavery in Baltimore: April 19

Come to a panel discussion about the early 19th century enslaved community that lived and worked at Homewood before the farm would become a university campus in the 20th century. Consider challenges and best practices for public historians in reading the African presence back into the landscape of the historic sites and museums of the United States. RSVP to homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu. Related video: From […]


April 6: Does Conservation Challenge Art History?

Monday, April 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m. 132 Gilman Hall Conservation challenges art history as a discipline. As part of the material turn in the human sciences, restoration history requires not only a theoretical or historical approach of artworks, but also a closer look at the material objects themselves, along with the people, actions and displays […]


Making a Museum: The Peale Family in Early Baltimore

Charles Willson Peale, his sons, nieces and nephew were artists and naturalists whose portraits, miniatures, still lifes and silhouettes provide an eloquent and detailed chronicle of the most notable people and events of the republic’s early history. In addition to a selection of the family’s Baltimore-related artwork, this focus exhibition explores the origins and continued […]


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.