Current and Upcoming Events
Feb. 28 through June 3, 2018
Explores the embeddedness of human culture in what we understand as the "natural world" through contemporary landscape photography by Dana Fritz, Meike Nixdorf, and Toshio Shibata.
Opening Lecture, Artist Dana Fritz, "The Imagined Landscape"
Feb. 28, 4:15 p.m., Carpenter B21, followed by reception in Rare Book Room, Canaday Library
Gallerist's Lecture by Sasha Wolf of Sasha Wolf Projects
March 2, Noon, Rare Book Room
Conversation with Paul Farber of Penn's Environmental Humanities Program
March 23, Noon, Rare Book Room
Friday Finds with Photographer William E. Williams
March 30, Noon, Rare Book Room
Short Films screening, recent work by Ursula Biemann
Apr 6, Noon, Rare Book Room
Seed Workshop with Herbalist Christiana Dobrzynski
Apr 13, Noon, Rare Book Room
Earth Day Student Symposium with Don Barber
Apr 20, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Canaday 205
Submission deadline March 1, 2018
Symposium Friday, April 20, 2018, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Canaday 205
Special Collections invites undergraduates to submit proposals for PechaKucha presentations. For PechaKucha, presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, giving the audience a glimpse into their research without requiring them to speak about it for more than 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Presentations engaging the following topics are encouraged:
- Nature/culture binary
- Environmental ethics
- Landscape and memory
- Ecological crisis
- Urban planning and green space
- Climate change
Please email a title, 200-word abstract, and short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2018. Presenters will be notified of the selection by March 15, 2018. The symposium’s morning session is dedicated to undergraduate research with the afternoon reserved to showcase invited presentations by graduate students. It is being held in conjunction with the spring exhibition Nature so-called, which runs from Feb. 28-June 3, 2018 (see listing above/on this page for more information).
Jan. 26-March 9, 2018 | Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Whitehead Campus Center, Haverford College
- Artist Talk and Reception: Friday, Feb. 2; talk 4:30 p.m., reception 5:30-7:30 p.m, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
- Roundtable Discussion: Thursday, Feb. 8, 4:30-6 p.m., VCAM Object Study/Media Production Classroom 201; discussion features Monique Scott, Director of Museum Studies at Bryn Mawr, who will serve as co-moderator
How did the world come to Europe? Drawing on the photographic archives of the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, Black Atlas turns the ethnographic gaze onto itself, reflecting upon the administration of racialized labor for transporting artifacts from across the world to the collections of European museums. The 20th-century history of the Museum of Ethnography left a photographic imprint, and this visual reliquary takes center stage in the exhibition by shifting the viewer’s attention from singular world travelers to the deployment of local labor. A selection of photographs and documents reveals the infrastructure behind the accumulation of artifacts and the required labor for bringing them to Europe.
Black Atlas was produced by Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn while in residence at, and with the support of, The Museum of Ethnography/National Museums of World Culture, Sweden. The exhibition is funded by the European Union project SWICH — Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage with support from Sharjah Art Foundation. Support for its presentation and programming at Haverford College is made possible with support from the Konstnärsnämnden — the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Bryn Mawr College Museum Studies program, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Sept. 28, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily | Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library
Sept. 15, 2017-March 18, 2018 | Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Thursday, Sept. 28, 4:30-6 p.m. | Canaday Library, Rare Book Room
Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms is a dual-sited exhibition of artworks from The William and Uytendale Scott Memorial Study Collection of Works by Women Artists at Bryn Mawr College and the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The collaboration, conceived by graduate students in the History of Art Mechella Yezernitskaya and Laurel McLaughlin, brings together two institutions, collections, and professional curatorial teams.
Museum Studies Information Session
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, 4:30-6 p.m. | Canaday Rare Book Room
Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that provides a rich and dynamic education in both museum theory and practice. The program offers students the opportunity to learn about the historical, cultural, and theoretical dimensions of museums in society. Through coursework and internships, students also have the opportunity to gain professional hands-on experience in a variety of museums, as well as in the Bryn Mawr Special Collections. This program, in its second full year, connects courses from disciplines such as History of Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Cities, Biology, and Geology.
At the Museum Studies Information Session, you can learn about:
- Requirements for the minor
- New course offerings
- Internships on and off campus
- The College’s Special Collections of art, artifacts, manuscripts, rare books, and archives
Curated by Stephen Vider, visiting assistant professor
Exhibition Runs Through Oct. 22, 2017
Tour of exhibition for Bryn Mawr students and faculty on Sept. 29, 2017 | Museum of the City of New York
"AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism," a new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, is curated by visiting assistant professor Stephen Vider. The exhibition explores how activists and artists have mobilized home and redefined family in response to HIV/AIDS from the 1980s to the present.
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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 6-9 p.m. | Free | Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
The Barnes’s third annual college night in partnership with Campus Philly! Celebrate the Barnes’s fifth year on the Parkway with a party featuring live music and performances. Collection access included. In partnership with Campus Philly. Register here (registration includes a plus-one per registrant).
Lecture by Marc Stein, Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History, San Francisco State University
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 4:30-6 p.m. | College Hall 224
In this lecture, Stein explores relationships between nationalism and sexuality in the context of Philadelphia’s celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976, analyzing how local queer protesters, patriots, and profiteers positioned LGBT people in and against the nation.
Co-sponsored by History, Museum Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Growth and Structure of Cities.
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, 4-7 p.m. | Free | Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Explore the Barnes’s unrivaled collection and sample mini-classes in art and horticulture taught by our faculty. Students have the opportunity to receive undergraduate academic credit for selected classes they take at the Barnes.