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Robho in Context

November 21, 2018 to February 4, 2019

The journal Robho appeared in Paris during the turbulent years 1967–71, a period crowned by the explosive events of May 1968. Its stance was anti-consumerist, opposing capitalist expansion in France. Its purview extended beyond Europe, reflecting the increasing globalization of avant-garde thought and display, and united artists actively debating both their roles within society and the nature of art itself. Inspired by Robho’s emphasis on new media, kinetic tendencies, and ephemeral performances, this exhibition features avant-garde materials by a diverse group of far-flung producers primarily in the 1960s and ’70s, drawn from the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections

The exhibition is curated by undergraduate students enrolled in Professor Molly Warnock's History of Art course, The "Long Sixties" in Europe.

Milton S. Eisenhower Library, M-level

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: 125 Years of Tradition and Innovation

October 31, 2018 to March 18, 2019

From the day the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine opened its doors in 1893, it has pursued a mission to create a worldwide legacy of education, research, and patient care. To celebrate this remarkable 125-year history, this multimedia exhibition traces how faculty, students, staff, donors, and patients shaped Johns Hopkins, and how Hopkins in turn shaped modern biomedicine. Historical photographs of the institution's most renowned researchers are paired with tidbits of history to provide snapshots of singular moments, from the feminist philanthropists of 1893 to the innovative investigations and advances of the present. Also on view are digital facsimiles of treasured artifacts from the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

The exhibition was organized by the Chesney Medical Archives and the 125th Anniversary Planning Committee of the School of Medicine. This is the exhibition's second presentation, following its East Baltimore campus installation, June 1–October 22, 2018.

Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Q-level

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Maryland, from the Willard Hackerman Map Collection

October 9, 2018 to March 16, 2019

From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over thirty of the most stunning and historically significant maps of Maryland from the collection of the late businessman, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman. The maps are brought together with related rare books and prints, ephemera, and digital story maps to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past. Highlights include John Ogilby's "Lord Baltimore Map" from 1671, a hand-colored edition of Thomas H. Poppleton's 1822 "Plan of the City of Baltimore," and engraved views of Baltimore from the Harry N. Baetjer Collection of Historical Maps and Prints.

The exhibition celebrates the gift of the Willard Hackerman Map Collection from Lillian P. and Willard Hackerman to the Sheridan Libraries in 2016.

George Peabody Library (Exhibit Gallery)
17 E. Mt Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

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