Johns Hopkins University Campus Collection will enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the university with visual art and material culture of diverse styles, perspectives and identities, and objects that represent university history.

Scope of Collection

The Collection numbers over 4,500 objects ranging from the historic portrait collection to monumental outdoor sculptures to works of art on paper. It includes commissioned site-specific public art, furniture, scientific apparatus, commemorative medals, and ceremonial objects. Objects are located in buildings and on grounds on the campuses of Homewood, Peabody Institute, the Carey Business School, and in Washington D.C. The Collection does not include objects that are part of the three separately curated university museums or the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.

Purpose of the Collection

The Campus Collection benefits University divisions, departments, and schools by:

  • actively collecting objects that support faculty teaching and research interests;
  • providing access to materials for object-based courses, internships, research, and exhibition;
  • stewarding and interpreting art and material culture that enhances and activates public spaces, including objects that memorialize University history.

Browse objects

Johns Hopkins University Online Database

Art Review Panel

The decisions about the acceptance, selection and siting of art and material culture placed in public locations are made by the Art Review Panel. The Panel includes the Dean of Libraries & Museums (Chair), a trustee, the Curator of Cultural Properties, a representative from the Office of Gift Planning, Facilities & Real Estate, directors from the Program in Museums and Society, and Homewood Art Workshops, and a faculty member of the Department of History of Art. Guest consultants are added on an ad hoc basis drawn from colleague institutions and the cultural community.