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Jews on the Move: Baltimore and the Suburban Exodus

Location: Multiple Locations
Dates: Fall 2012–Spring 2013



The second of four Mellon-funded collaborations between the Program in Museums and Society and a local museum, the Spring 2012 course Staging Suburbia invited students to work as public historians alongside Jewish Museum of Maryland curators and staff, researching primary documents and artifacts to develop a traveling exhibition about Baltimore’s Jewish suburbs. Through an intensive semester studying the history of post-war Baltimore, students helped select the themes and objects, wrote text for the show, and blogged about their experiences.

The exhibit was on display as follows:

  • Hodson Hall, Johns Hopkins University: October 17–December 17, 2012
  • Chizuk Amuno: December 17, 2012–January 28, 2013
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library Main Branch: January 28–March 11, 2013
  • Beth El Congregation: March 12–May 6, 2013
Explore Further

Read the blog with contributions by JHU student Evan Fowler and museums and society minor Molly Martel

Read the article in Arts & Sciences Magazine