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Museum Projects

Ever wanted to curate an exhibition?  Work side-by-side with a museum professional to develop a program or educational resource? Dig deep into a collection of art and artifacts? Or just have fun participating in the local cultural scene? Museums and society students have many opportunities like these, both in the classroom and outside of it.

In 2011, a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recognized the Program in Museums and Society for its unique offerings with a grant that to support museum-based projects with our campus museums and with partner institutions in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. This grant was renewed in 2013 as part of a larger program in support of the arts and humanities at Hopkins and has supported more than a dozen collaborative projects at institutions as diverse as the Baltimore Museum of Art, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Maryland Zoo, Baltimore Museum of Industry, JHU Archaeology Museum and others. Many smaller grants in pedagogy, the arts, and practical ethics have launched innovative digital projects, varied art installations and a new archive.

See below for a list of projects, and think about what you might like to try this semester.

Why We Work exhibit

Why We Work

  • Location: Baltimore Museum of Industry
  • Dates: May 19, 2018 to April 14, 2019
  • Exhibit Type: mellon, community
American Selfie exhibit image

American Selfie

  • Location: Brody Learning Commons
  • Dates: February 6 to April 6, 2018
  • Exhibit Type: campus
Students in course AS.389.358 (Fall 2016) visit the Guggenheim.

To Colour Well

  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Dates: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters
  • Exhibit Type: community, campus
Book Arts Baltimore logo

Book Arts Baltimore

  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Dates: Ongoing
  • Exhibit Type: mellon, community, campus
2016-17 AIG Project

What is Happening?

  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Dates: December 2016 and April 2017
  • Exhibit Type: mellon, campus
Henri Riviere artists book image

BMA Off the Shelf

  • Location: Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Dates: March 12, 2017 - June 25, 2017
  • Exhibit Type: mellon, community

Shriver Hall Murals

  • Location: Shriver Hall Lobby, Homewood Campus
  • Dates: Course Spring 2016; signage installed Fall 2016
  • Exhibit Type: campus
All About Things event flyer

An Ever Green Evening

  • Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
  • Dates: December 10, 2015 – January 31, 2016
  • Exhibit Type: community
GhostFood food truck image


  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Dates: 10/15/15 (Penn Station), 11/2/15 (JHU Homewood), amd 11/4/15 (Lexington Market)
  • Exhibit Type: mellon, community, campus
Trending on Instagram... Footlocker exhibit

Foot Locker

  • Location: The Copycat Building
  • Dates: Spring 2015
  • Exhibit Type: mellon, community