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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.


March 9: The Life and Death of Metadata

Join us March 9 at 5:15 p.m. for a talk by Yanni Alexander Loukissas. What does data visualization offer the humanities? How do we evaluate it as a method and analytical tool for research? What are the politics of metadata? Professor Loukissas’ work explores digital futures for scholarship in the arts and humanities. His talk will offer a scientific and cultural history of metadata from Boston’s vast and venerable Arnold Arboretum as part of a broader inquiry focused on explaining how data organize knowledge at collecting institutions. Click to learn more.


Student Arts Innovation Grants

The Arts Innovation Grants are designed to help Johns Hopkins undergraduates create new co-curricular activities or to significantly increase the impact of already existing co-curricular activities in the arts within the university and the greater Baltimore communities. Funding from $1,500 to $3,000 may be requested. Click to learn more.