American Selfie

February 6, 2018 to May 11, 2018

How did Black Americans take "selfies" in the early twentieth century? This exhibit, curated by juniors Monika Borkovic and Lorna Henson, draws from their work in a recent Museums & Society class to explore intriguing examples of postcard portraits from the Sheridan Libraries' African American Real Photo Postcard Collection. Visitors can also take their own "historic selfies." Extended through May 11, 2018.

Brody Learning Commons, B-level

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Present at Peabody

March 30, 2018 to September 9, 2018

Curated by Julia Zimmerman, a junior in the Krieger School’s Program in Museums and Society, this site-specific exhibition features the work of student-artists Yoonjung Cho, Margaret Curnow, Gillian Waldo, Courtney Cooper, Mazzy Bell, and Camille Cropley. The goal of the exhibition, which is made possible through an Andrew W. Mellon Arts Innovation Grant, is to show how historic sites like the George Peabody Library can help us understand the present and, when engaged through artistic and personal interpretation, can provide insights about the continued relevance of an institution.

George Peabody Library
17 E Mt Vernon Pl
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Kimberly Hall: THE CURSE OF DIMENSIONALITY

April 9, 2018 to May 19, 2018

The Sheridan Libraries are pleased to host an exhibition of the work of Kimberly Hall (MICA Faculty, Illustration Practice M.F.A.) from her time as the 2017 Artist-in-Residence with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI). Many artists rely on the occurrence of chance and mistake to help propel their work into new areas, and while that open-minded approach is sometimes elusive, it is often exciting. For this residency, Kimberly Hall of Nottene design studio explored the work of Dr. Lori Graham-Brady and her students, who also work with chance in their research of randomness in the behavior of non-homogenous materials, such as concrete and ceramics. Through Hall’s conversations with this group, she was impressed with the ways the scientists described their process and felt it was deeply connected to the struggle of the human condition and making sense of the world. Hall has created a scratch-off wallpaper and transparent fabrics that aim to illustrate the practice of research and highlight the connection between discovery and meaning.

Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Q-level

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