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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.

Motifs in Jewish Art

  • Location: Hillel
  • Dates: Fall 2013–Fall 2014
  • Exhibit Type: independent, campus

Reinstalling Asian Art

  • Location: The Walters Art Museum
  • Dates: Fall 2012–Fall 2013
  • Exhibit Type: mellon, community

Reading the Peabody

  • Location: Milton S. Eisenhower Library
  • Dates: November 1, 2010–January 21, 2011
  • Exhibit Type: campus

Evergreen as Muse

  • Location: Evergreen Museum and Library
  • Dates: December 2008–January 2009; December 2009–January 2010; December 2010–January 2011; December 2011–January 2012
  • Exhibit Type: community, campus

At Your Fingertips

  • Location: Baltimore Museum of Industry
  • Dates: Spring 2010
  • Exhibit Type: community

Art on the Move

  • Location: The Walters Art Museum/Online
  • Dates: Fall 2009
  • Exhibit Type: community, digital