12/21/17 - 6/10/18

Elizabeth Gallerani
Curator of Mellon Academic Programs

Object Lab is a hybrid gallery-classroom and a responsive pedagogical platform. Each semester, faculty across academic divisions collaborate with museum staff to select works of art that employ, investigate or interpret key course concepts. These works of art are then presented in a course-specific installation, offering students and faculty extended access to objects as visual texts. Throughout the semester, students return to the space as they create data visualizations, write weekly journal entries about form and original context, and re-imagine literary characters.

Object Lab: Spring 2018 Courses

Africana Studies 323 

Comic Lives: Graphic Novels & Dangerous Histories of the African Diaspora, Professor Rashida Braggs

Art History 438 

Ambrotypes to Instagram: Photography and the Human Portrait, Professor Catherine Howe

Comparative Literature 242

Americans Abroad, Professor Soledad Fox

English 346 

Negative Affects in African American Literature, Professor Ianna Hawkins Owen

Geosciences 214

Mastering GIS, Professor José Constantine

Latina/o Studies 224 

U.S. Latinx Religions, Professor Jackie Hidalgo

Political Science 337 

Visual Politics, Professor Mark Reinhardt

Spanish 308 

The Subject of Empire: Race, Gender and Power in the Colonial Era, Professor Jennifer French

Statistics 442 

Computational Statistics and Data Mining, Professor Brianna Heggeseth