My name is Joseph, I'm from St. Louis, MO, and I'm a senior majoring in the History of Art and minoring in Museums & Society. In addition to Hopkins, I'm also a fan of contemporary art, 90's hip hop, eating (primarily fruit snacks and cheeseburgers), and adventures. Why Hopkins?
As an art history major
, it was important for me to be in a place with a renowned program and a thriving art scene
; hence, Hopkins. Not only are there so many museums extremely close to campus, if not right on it, as well as around Baltimore, but coming to the east coast puts me so much closer to other major cities playing a large role in shaping the world of art today. I love Hopkins because it's set me up for countless opportunities and given me the independence in my studies to truly excel as an art historian. Another thing that's so great about Hopkins is the people; everyone is so welcoming and engaging, which has made it so easy to create my new home here in Baltimore.
For more, read my blog all about "Why Hopkins"My Classes
|Fall 2011||Spring 2012|
|• Intro to the History of European Art: Ancient to Medieval||• Intro to the History of European Art: Renaissance to Modern|
|• Intro to the Museum: Past and Present||• Intro to the Museum: Issues and Ideas|
|• High-Intermediate French I||• High-Intermediate French II|
|• Intro to Global Environmental Change||• Perspectives on the Evolution of Structures|
|• Understanding Aid||• Intro to Digital Photography|
|Fall 2012 ||Spring 2013|
|• Matisse, Picasso and Twentieth-Century Art||• Sculpture After Sculpture|
|• Renaissance Art in the Netherlands, 1400-1500||• Photos on the Edge: Ara Güler in the Archives of the Freer/Sackler Galleries|
|• Advanced Writing and Speaking in French I||• Advanced Writing and Speaking in French II|
|• Principles of Marketing||• Medieval Spaces: Site, Image and Viewer in the Middle|
|• Financial Accounting||• Introduction à la littérature française|
| ||• Intro to Business|
|Fall 2014||Spring 2015|
|• Honors Thesis in the History of Art Department||• Honors Thesis in the History of Art Department|
|• Problems in Theory and Method: Reception, Response, Reflexivity||• Business of Museums through the Advanced Academic Programs in Museum Studies|
|• Curating Material Culture in the Digital Age||• Senior Capstone in Museums & Society|
|• Bilingualism||• The 'Long Sixties' in Europe|
| ||• Introduction to Film Theory|
Around campus, I'm involved with the Student Admissions Advisory Board, or SAAB, which runs the prospective student resources to give an honest look at life as a Hopkins student, and the Museums & Society Student Advisory Board, which provides student input to the faculty in the Program in Museums & Society. I'm also a part of the Museums Club, by which I mean I often go on trips to museums with Hopkins students, such as a free trips to the American Visionary Art Museum and museums around Philadelphia. I've previously been a member of Art Brigade and JHU Relay for Life.
Off-campus, I've worked at the Baltimore Museum of Art as a curatorial office assistant for two years as part of my work-study; Gallery CA as a curatorial intern, where I organized the exhibition Stranger Self
; the Program in Museums & Society as an academic assistant; the Phillips Collection in D.C. as a curatorial intern; The Contemporary in Baltimore, and I often volunteer with various community arts projects around Station North, the arts and entertainment district in Baltimore.Housing
My freshman and sophomore year, I lived in McCoy Hall
. It's a great location on campus—near the beach and campus but also close to the restaurants on St. Paul Street—and it was definitely the right place for me. This year I'm living off-campus in a rowhome in Waverly. It's rad.Lastly,
Don't hesitate to ask any questions! I'm happy to give you a candid point of view of my times so far at Hopkins, so ask away!