1939: Exhibiting Black Art at the BMA

In 1939, the BMA presented one of the first major exhibitions in the U.S. to feature African American artists. Contemporary Negro Art (CNA), served “as a declaration of principles as to what art should be in a democracy and as a gauge of how far in this particular province we have gone and may need […]

Homewood Stories & Archaeology of Knowledge Audio Tours

Drawing from oral histories and archival materials, Homewood Histories builds on the Sense of Place project to expand and diversify the stories of the people who have lived and worked on the site of today’s Homewood campus from the days it was a farm up to the present. The Archaeology of Knowledge tour digs into the stuff that populates artist Mark Dion’s cabinet […]

The Literary Archive Project

The Literary Archive blog is the product of Gabrielle Dean’s teaching in Museums and Society and English. In the spring 2015 version of the class, student contributors focused on three American modernist prose writers with roots in Baltimore: Dashiell Hammett, H. L. Mencken, and Gertrude Stein. In the 2012 version of the course, students similarly […]