Smithsonian Museum Day, March 2016

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

New for March 2016 is a special edition of Museum Day Live!, providing an opportunity to the public, especially women and girls throughout the U.S. to enjoy and share in our nation’s dynamic heritage and cultural life.

“Museums as Agents of Change” panel

Monday February 29th, 7:30-8:30pm

Haverford, Hall Building, Room 6

The guest speakers are:

Emily Schreiner

The Zoë and Dean Pappas Curator of Education, Public Programs

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Damon Reaves

Associate Curator of Education, Community Engagement and Access

Philadelphia Museum of Art

 This panel is a part of Professor Heather Curl’s course, “Education 311: Fieldwork Seminar” which focuses on “Theories of Change.” The panel is funded by the Museum Studies program.

Philadelphia Museums University Night

Students are invited to start the semester off right and join the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia for this year’s University Night! Come network with museum colleagues from the Philadelphia region, while exploring NextFab: a collaborative space for innovators with digital and traditional fabrication tools, classes, and more. For working professionals, this event is a great opportunity to network with your peers—and to offer meaningful advice and guidance to the museum stars of the future.

Register Here!

Friday January 29, 6:30-9pm

$5 Members
$10 Non-Members
*Drinks and snacks included with ticket price!

Barnes Foundation College Night


At the Barnes College Night, explore the Barnes collection alongside live music, performance, short stories and a few surprises, including a performance by Temple University’s Eric Montague Quintet, a dance choreographed and performed by Inger Cooper and her fellow University of the Arts alumni, and the global sounds of Worldtown. Worldtown’s high-energy performance merges live music and DJs for a global celebration perfectly in sync with the Barnes’s global art.

Access to the Barnes collection and special exhibitions included. Free; preregistration encouraged. Entrance with valid college ID only.


Museum Studies Tea–Wed, Nov 11!

The Museum Studies Program invites you to an Information and Idea-Sharing Tea 

  • Date: Wednesday, November 11
  • Time: 4:30-6pm
  • Where: Quita Woodward Room (Thomas)

At the Museum Studies Tea (i.e. pizza), you can learn about:

  • Course Offerings
  • Internships on and off campus
  • The College’s collections of more than 50,000 objects from around the world
  • Special events happening in Philadelphia museums

And, more importantly, this is an opportunity for you to:

Share YOUR IDEAS about what you’d like to see from Museum Studies at Bryn Mawr

Please join us in welcoming Museum Studies to Bryn Mawr!