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Please Touch: An Interactive Study

Location: Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Dates: January 30–May 26, 2013



Behavioral biology major and museums and society minor Hannah Weinberg-Wolf ’13 worked with the Hsiao Lab and Program in Museums and Society to develop the first ever exhibition on the Johns Hopkins University campus that aims not only to communicate cutting-edge research taking place at the university, but also to gather scientific data. The exhibit considers how tactile and visual aesthetics work in the brain by asking visitors to share their aesthetic judgment of a variety of objects on view. Objects rotate periodically. The exhibit was inspired by the show “Touch and the Enjoyment of Sculpture” at the Walters Art Museum in the spring of 2012 and is at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library’s former Café Q, a space currently under consideration as a potential future on-campus gallery. 

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