Category: Sheridan Libraries and JHU Museums

‘Eureka!’ opens at the George Peabody Library

October 17, 2011

Since the acquisition last fall of the Dr. Elliott and Eileen Hinkes Collection of Rare Books in the History of Science by Johns Hopkins’ Sheridan Libraries, scientists and bibliophiles alike have been eagerly anticipating the chance for a closer look at this magnificent collection. With the opening of Eureka! on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the […]

Homewood Museum hosts experts on historic landscape design

October 10, 2011

  Homewood Museum will present its 11th annual Baltimore’s Great Architecture lecture series over three consecutive Mondays, Oct. 10, 17 and 24. The theme of this year’s series, History in the Landscape, is inspired by the current restoration of Homewood’s original 1801 brick privy. The series opens today, Oct. 10, with historian Michael Olmert exploring […]

2011 Arts Innovation Program grants announced

November 8, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University has awarded approximately $24,000 in grants to students and faculty to stimulate new courses in the arts and other arts-related efforts on the Homewood campus, said Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums. Initiated in 2006, the Arts Innovation Program offers funding to faculty to create new courses in […]

Rare books find home at Johns Hopkins

October 18, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries have acquired a unique collection of 280 rare books and manuscripts relating to the history of scientific discovery from the late 15th to the 20th centuries. A generous bequest from the Hinkes family, the collection was assembled over 20 years by Elliott Hinkes, a member of the School of […]

Groundbreaking celebrates start of Brody Learning Commons

June 21, 2010

More than 200 guests assembled on the south patio of Homewood’s Milton S. Eisenhower Library on Sunday, June 6, to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Brody Learning Commons. The building is named to honor the university’s 13th president, William R. Brody, and his wife, Wendy. Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, served […]

Kress Foundation grant supports conservation fellow

May 3, 2010

The Sheridan Libraries’ Department of Conservation and Preservation has established a one-year advanced fellowship in book and paper conservation. Funded with a $30,000 grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the program will offer postgraduate conservators the opportunity to work in the libraries’ unique interdisciplinary conservation program, which incorporates advanced book and paper conservation bench […]

Three students recognized for contributions to the arts

April 5, 2010

Joanna K. Pearson, a poet and fourth-year student at the School of Medicine, has been awarded Johns Hopkins’ Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts for 2010. Pearson’s $1,500 prize will be presented at a special luncheon in May. Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seniors Eric Levitz, a playwright, and Brandon Lee Stuart, a performance artist […]

Students show how they’d like to study in Learning Commons

March 29, 2010

The Sheridan Libraries have announced the winners of the yrBLCspace design competition—an opportunity for students to provide their vision of an ideal group study room in the Homewood campus’s future Brody Learning Commons. The contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, was open to all students using any medium, from cocktail napkin to Google […]

ARTBus spotlights Baltimore’s emerging art scene

March 8, 2010

Evergreen Museum & Library’s ARTBus tour from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 (rescheduled from its original Feb. 14 date), offers art aficionados and novices an easy navigation of some of Baltimore’s most exciting up-and-coming galleries, artist studios and experimental exhibition spaces. ARTBus, a special project of the Evergreen Museum & Library […]

Brooklyn Rider quartet at Evergreen Museum

March 1, 2010

Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library continues its 2009–2010 Music at Evergreen concert series on Saturday, March 6, with a performance by the adventurous, genre-blending string quartet Brooklyn Rider. It takes place at 3 p.m. in the intimate, one-of-a-kind setting of the museum’s 80-seat Bakst Theatre. Described by critics as “hip in a geeky, […]

Obama taps libraries dean Winston Tabb for national board

January 25, 2010

Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to the National Museum and Library Services Board. The nomination, announced last week by the White House, requires confirmation by the Senate.

‘On the Road’ takes a look at early Maryland transportation

January 25, 2010

Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Museum will open its fourth annual student-curated focus show, On the Road: Travel and Transportation in Early Maryland, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 (snow date: Feb. 4). On view through Wednesday, March 31, the exhibition explores how Marylanders traveled from 1775 through to the laying […]

Winners of Arts Innovation Grants announced at Homewood

November 9, 2009

The Johns Hopkins University has awarded approximately $25,000 in grants to students and faculty to stimulate new courses in the arts and other arts-related efforts on the Homewood campus, said Winston Tabb, vice provost for the arts.

Design contest seeks student ideas for group study space

October 26, 2009

The Sheridan Libraries has launched a design competition and is inviting design submissions for a group study space for the new Brody Learning Commons. Called yrBLCspace, the contest is open to all Johns Hopkins University students and is being sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries.