University of Illinois at Chicago - Museum and Exhibition Studies

University of Illinois at Chicago - Museum and Exhibition Studies Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago is a two year interdisciplinary Master's Program with a focus on social justice.

Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE) is an interdisciplinary MA program with a social justice focus. MUSE emphasizes the evolving social and political contexts of today's cultural institutions, including museums of art, anthropology, architecture, history, nature, science, youth and contemporary culture. Museum and Exhibition Studies: www.flickr.com/photos/muse-uic/ issuu.com/museuic

Bring it!Call for articles – QUEER HISTORY MONTHSQS – The journal of Queer Studies in Finland – is to publish its ...
06/24/2019
Käsikirjoitukset | SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti

Bring it!

Call for articles – QUEER HISTORY MONTH

SQS – The journal of Queer Studies in Finland – is to publish its 2/2020 special issue on Queer History Month. The special issue aims to provoke discussion widely on the ways in which LGBTQ+ history month has been realized by different actors in different contexts, such as schools, museums or the Internet. What are the (queer) didactics and pedagogies used when conveying a queer past to the present? How is one to tackle the complexities of queer sexualities and genders when reaching out to students and publics? How are the obstacles managed, be they attitudinal, organizational or administrative, when organizing events and activities around queer history month?
SQS invites submissions for peer-reviewed articles (not to exceed 70 000 characters), editorially managed review articles (35 000), opinion pieces and commentaries (21 000) as well as book reviews for the special issue. The journal publishes texts written in English, Swedish and Finnish. See https://journal.fi/sqs/about/submissions for more details.
Please send us a one page abstract of your intended submission (please identify the chosen category), including your contact details and a short bio, by the 29th of November, 2019. You will be informed about the tentative acceptance of your input by mid December. Your full articles are due at the end of April for the review process. We expect to finish the reviewing and editing by October 2020, and the issue will be published at the end of the year 2020.

To send in your abstracts ad queries, please contact the editors of the special issue:

Dr. Tuula Juvonen (Tuula.Juvonen[at]utu.fi), Turku Institute for Advanced Studies and the Gender Studies program, University of Turku, Finland.

Dr. Therese Quinn (thereseq[at]uic.edu), Director of Museum and Exhibition Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago.

SQS is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, published by the Society for Queer Studies in Finland. Please find the previous issues of SQS since 2005 at https://journal.fi/sqs/issue/archive.
Society for Queer Studies in Finland was founded in Helsinki in 2004, and it is a member of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.

Fwd: Museums - Call for Submissions 2020 Home
06/13/2019
Fwd: Museums - Call for Submissions 2020 Home

Fwd: Museums - Call for Submissions 2020 Home

Call for Submissions 2020 Fwd: Museums Journal - Home Produced and edited by University of Illinois at Chicago Museum and Exhibition Studies graduate students and published by Chicago-based StepSister Press, Fwd: Museums strives to create a space for challenging, critiquing, and providing alternativ...

Issue 4, Death To Museums, launches this weekend at Printers Row Lit Fest. Get your copy of this journal produced by the...
06/05/2019

Issue 4, Death To Museums, launches this weekend at Printers Row Lit Fest. Get your copy of this journal produced by the MUSE Program and graduate students at UIC, and published by Stepsister Press. Cover art by Jae Ted Kim.

[Image description: This cover of a journal, Fwd: Museums, shows a logo, the theme, Death to Museums, and a painting of animals. Standing blue-spotted leopards or cheetahs look at the viewer and also off the page; another animal--a dog? a horse?-- is laying down, legs outstretched, and crouching at the center back of the image is a small orange lamb. Swirls of pastel color rise over and fall under the animals. Near the bottom of the page text reads, Fwd: Museums 2019, Edited by Therese Quinn and Lauren DeJesus.]

How Do We Heal Exhibition! Produced by the Museum and Exhibition Studies Exhibition Practices class, the exhibit focuses...
04/15/2019

How Do We Heal Exhibition! Produced by the Museum and Exhibition Studies Exhibition Practices class, the exhibit focuses on the rich history of public health activism in Chicago.

Opening May 3, 5-7 PM, Montgomery Ward Gallery Student Center East.

Great project by MUSE student Sally Monroe! ___ Hi all,For my graduate capstone project, I'm making an online archive of...
04/09/2019
The Grief Archive

Great project by MUSE student Sally Monroe!
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Hi all,

For my graduate capstone project, I'm making an online archive of objects that folks associate with some period of grief in their lives. I created it in the hopes of building a space where barriers and social norms about what it is to grieve can be broken down, where storytelling and memory work can pave the way for transparency in a grief-averse society, and where folks can come to see that they're not alone. You can check it out here: https://griefarchive.omeka.net/.

If you're interested in participating, please send submissions (photos must be your own) to [email protected]. I'm also happy to answer any questions you have.

Thanks,

Sally Monroe

04/09/2019
Fall 2019

MUSE 546: Critical Race Theory and Contemporary African American Art - Dr. Lucy Mensah

04/09/2019
Fall 2019

MUSE 400: Showcasing Movement Graphics - Aaron Hughes

04/09/2019
Fall 2019

MUSE 400 - Worldview: Museums Addressing Social Issues Across the Globe - Anthony Stepter

04/09/2019
Fall 2019

MUSE 546: Critical Frameworks for Visitor Studies - Dr. Cecilia Garibay

04/09/2019
MUSE 400

Summer class! MUSE 400 - Writing for Museums, Exhibits and Galleries - Dr. Lucy Mensah

04/04/2019
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04/04/2019
MUSE student Nina Versenyi helped to develop this exhibit at UIC's African American Cultural Center. Come to the opening...
04/02/2019

MUSE student Nina Versenyi helped to develop this exhibit at UIC's African American Cultural Center. Come to the opening on Thursday April 4, 4-6 PM!

MUSE Graduate Melissa (Burnett) Hendrickson, Class of 2018, was selected to receive a Fulbright Award to study in Luxemb...
04/01/2019
Fulbright Student Program - Home Page

MUSE Graduate Melissa (Burnett) Hendrickson, Class of 2018, was selected to receive a Fulbright Award to study in Luxembourg. She’ll be at the University of Luxembourg starting in September 2019, enrolled in the Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Environments Program. Way to rock it!

Consider applying for one of these awards, everyone.

Mason Culkin's (MUSE 2020) paper, Sexuality Without the Sex: Exhibiting Queer History for Children, was accepted for pre...
04/01/2019

Mason Culkin's (MUSE 2020) paper, Sexuality Without the Sex: Exhibiting Queer History for Children, was accepted for presentation at Queering Memory: ALMS Conference Berlin 2019! In the paper, Mason develops a framework for creating queer history exhibits directed at young audiences using an approach inspired by communicative styles of children’s books.

Mason Culkin's paper, Sexuality Without the Sex: Exhibiting Queer History for Children, was accepted for presentation at...
03/26/2019

Mason Culkin's paper, Sexuality Without the Sex: Exhibiting Queer History for Children, was accepted for presentation at Queering Memory: ALMS Conference Berlin 2019! In the paper, Mason develops a framework for creating queer history exhibits directed at young audiences using an approach inspired by communicative styles of children’s books.

03/26/2019

MUSE Graduate Melissa (Burnett) Hendrickson, Class of 2018, was selected to receive a Fulbright Award to study in Luxembourg. She’ll be at the University of Luxembourg starting in September 2019, enrolled in the Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Environments Program. Way to rock it, Melissa!

A current MUSE student, Megan Moran, just had an essay published in the New Art Examiner!
03/12/2019
Learning to Unlearn

A current MUSE student, Megan Moran, just had an essay published in the New Art Examiner!

In order to be considered truly “public,” American museums must be held accountable to represent the stories that reflect the diversity of the country. A commitment to this pursuit inevitably exposes the myth that museums are and should strive to be neutral, authoritative spaces that convey univ...

Please help out museum studies students by responding to this survey!The Spring 2019 Exhibition Practices graduate class...
02/16/2019
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Please help out museum studies students by responding to this survey!

The Spring 2019 Exhibition Practices graduate class at UIC is planning and developing an exhibit around Public Health Issues in Chicago. As part of the planning process, we have put together a quick survey that will provide useful information for the exhibit. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey and/or the exhibit, feel free to contact Ivan Guzman at [email protected]."

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Just a little glimpse of the beautiful classroom MUSE faculty member Jen Delos Reyes set up for her class... Who is the ...
01/17/2019

Just a little glimpse of the beautiful classroom MUSE faculty member Jen Delos Reyes set up for her class... Who is the Malort for?

01/14/2019

A final info session for prospective graduate students has been added! Come meet our Program Director and Assistant Director and find out what a Museum and Exhibition Studies program that centers social justice is all about! Details below. See you there!
MUSE Info Session for Interested Students
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:00pm-7:00pm
5th Floor Gallery
400 South Peoria Street Chicago, IL 60607

Museum Archipelago
12/04/2018
Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

A tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums

Student (undergrad or grad) at #UIC? Interested in environmental justice and immigrant communities? Want to curate an ex...
12/04/2018

Student (undergrad or grad) at #UIC? Interested in environmental justice and immigrant communities? Want to curate an exhibit that will travel to locations across the US?

Take this Spring 2019 seminar taught by Dr. Rosa Cabrera, anthropologist and Director of the Latino Cultural Center! Seats are limited so don't wait long to register.

This class and traveling exhibition are supported through a partnership with the Humanities Action Lab.

Grad student at #UIC? Interested in curating exhibits, developing programming, and working with both communities and wor...
12/04/2018

Grad student at #UIC? Interested in curating exhibits, developing programming, and working with both communities and working artists?

Take this Spring 2019 seminar taught by artist Aaron Hughes! The class will culminate in a Triennial exhibit at three Chicago sites--the Chicago Cultural Center, the DePaul Art Museum, and the National Veterans Art Museum.

The project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration is open now!

11/19/2018

Join us!

11/11/2018

Thinking about Museum Studies? Come ask MUSE alumni, current student, faculty, and staff all your questions tomorrow!

MUSE Info Session for Interested Students
Monday, November 12, 2018
6:00pm-7:00pm
5th Floor Gallery
400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL

Cool opportunity!
11/09/2018
Public Scholar of Museums and Learning - Open Rank

Cool opportunity!

The Indiana University School of Liberal Arts – Indianapolis is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Public Scholar of Museums and Learning, a faculty appointment of the Museum Studies Program. The faculty position is a tenure-track position, rank open, Ph.D., Ed.,D., or MFA re...

10/17/2018

Come check out the newest exhibit and journal created by MUSE program students and collaborators!

Come to this fab exhibit by MUSE students in our new gallery!
09/05/2018

Come to this fab exhibit by MUSE students in our new gallery!

More new student centered art spaces are popping up here at the UIC School of Art & Art History!

Previously known as the GBU Gallery, the Museum and Exhibition Studies Program (MUSE) has transformed the space into a vibrant venue for creative expression called The 5th Floor. In the 2018–2019 academic year, the gallery will host a series of exhibitions connected to the program’s mission. University of Illinois at Chicago - Museum and Exhibition Studies emphasizes the evolving social and political context of today’s cultural institutions.

The City That Speaks: Chicago for Change is the first exhibition at The 5th Floor and and will run until October 31st.

The exhibition demonstrates that Chicago’s dynamic history of social organizing has been—and continues to be—an epicenter of activist efforts in the United States. Through the comparison of progressive movements past and present, the exhibition identifies key moments in Chicago’s history that paved the way for modern day activism. In addition to historical facts and figures, the exhibition will feature interactive components that allow visitors to document their own activist history and plan for future social action.

#chicago #activism #organizing

New class for fall 2018!
07/16/2018

New class for fall 2018!

06/12/2018

Sarita Hernández! MUSE grad!

Day 2 at Printers Row Lit Fest! #PRLF18
06/10/2018

Day 2 at Printers Row Lit Fest! #PRLF18

06/09/2018

Day 1. Join us tomorrow! #PRLF18

StepSister Press
06/09/2018

StepSister Press

Great news!
Please prepare yourselves for a stunning Issue 3 of Fwd: Museums: "Alien." Congratulations to Therese Maura Quinn, Lauren Rebellumina De Jesus, and the team at MUSEUIC!

University of Illinois at Chicago - Museum and Exhibition Studies

https://www.patreon.com/posts/19338349

The Museum and Exhibition Studies Program is delighted to announce that Dr. Lucy Mensah will be joining the program as a...
06/06/2018

The Museum and Exhibition Studies Program is delighted to announce that Dr. Lucy Mensah will be joining the program as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fall 2018.

Lucy Mensah comes to MUSE from the Detroit Institute of Arts, where she has worked as an assistant curator of post-1950 contemporary art. She recently co-curated the exhibition Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA, which includes work by Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, and Lorna Simpson. Before working at the DIA, Mensah was a post-doctoral fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where she researched the influences of African textiles in contemporary Afrofuturist art. Mensah holds a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University, where she studied the impact of post-WWII urban renewal projects in the United States on the development of African American literary and visual representations of black masculinity. She also holds an M.A. in Literary & Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. in English from Bucknell University. She has worked in varying capacities at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C., and the Frist Art Museum in Nashville.

Her research interests include ways of challenging racist ideologies in the exhibition space, the history of radical curatorial practices, the role of post-industrialism in creating alternative art spaces, and ways of acknowledging embodiment and displaying empathy through curating.

Getting ready to launch the new issue of Fwd: Museums Journal (and these buttons) at Printers Row Lit Fest!
05/18/2018

Getting ready to launch the new issue of Fwd: Museums Journal (and these buttons) at Printers Row Lit Fest!

Thanks, Noora, for bringing the family to our party!
05/13/2018

Thanks, Noora, for bringing the family to our party!

Commencement!
05/13/2018

Commencement!

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05/12/2018

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