Landmarks in the History of Natural Catastrophe Modeling

September 16, 2019 to December 1, 2019

Natural hazards such as floods, fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes threaten human life and property every year across the world, and the risk of future losses is increasing due to population growth, climate change, and urbanization. The Sheridan Libraries are pleased to host this exhibit featuring important objects and documents that represent historic milestones in the development of catastrophe modeling in the United States, from the late 1800s to today. The exhibit also highlights Johns Hopkins researchers who made important contributions to risk modeling and management.

Organized by Gonzalo L. Pita, PhD, Adjunct Associate Scientist and Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. The objects on view are drawn primarily from private collections, along with related items from the Sheridan Libraries’ holdings.

Milton S. Eisenhower Library, M-level
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Symmetry & Fracture: Works by Jenna Frye

September 27, 2019 to January 10, 2020

Friday, September 27, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

The Sheridan Libraries are pleased to host a solo exhibition of work by maker/teacher Jenna Frye from her 2018 artist residency at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI). Frye is assistant department chair of First Year Experience and coordinator of the Electronic Media and Culture program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In "Symmetry & Fracture," she offers a way to connect physically with the complex research ideas of HEMI labs through hands-on exploration of mineral crystal systems and the grain boundaries of metallic materials. You are invited to playfully investigate and decide for yourself where or if the boundaries lie between.

Milton S. Eisenhower, Q-level

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City People: Black Baltimore in the Photographs of John Clark Mayden

October 7, 2019 to March 1, 2020

EXHIBITION CELEBRATION: October 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

This exhibition presents over fifty of John Clark Mayden's black-and-white street portraits taken since the early 1970s, many on view for the first time. These photographs illuminate the ordinary joys and sorrows, quiet moments, and daily realities in the African American neighborhoods of the artist's Baltimore hometown. Through careful observation and local understanding, Mayden lays bare the beauty and heartbreak of everyday life, Black life, in an American city.

The exhibition celebrates a recent gift from the artist to the Sheridan Libraries. It is accompanied by a new publication from the Johns Hopkins University Press, featuring an essay by art historian Michael D. Harris.

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

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