Current and Upcoming Events
Museum Studies Information Session
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, 4:30-6 p.m. | Canaday Rare Book Room
Museum Studies is a an inter-disciplinary 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
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.
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.