In the early 1920s, Russian stage designer and artist Léon Bakst acquired an imposing series of late 18th-century red and gold painted Chinese scrolls for Evergreen as part of his avant-garde decorative scheme for a new dining room. Each scroll identifies one of the Eight Immortals, ancient figures empowered by a unique attribute that could extend life, bestow wealth, or destroy evil. This focus exhibition pushes beyond the decorative aspects of the scrolls to reveal a more nuanced appreciation of the fascinating mythological figures that inhabit them. Also on display are related works from the museum’s permanent collection.
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Included with guided museum tour admission, or $3 for the exhibition only.
Charles Willson Peale, his sons, nieces and nephew were artists and naturalists whose portraits, miniatures, still lifes and silhouettes provide an eloquent and detailed chronicle of the most notable people and events of the republic’s early history. In addition to a selection of the family’s Baltimore-related artwork, this focus exhibition explores the origins and continued development of the landmark museum and portrait gallery opened in Baltimore by Rembrandt Peale in 1814, and which now is poised to reopen after restoration as the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture.
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The ancient metalworking technique of repoussé, the art of raising ornament in relief from the reverse side, has a rich history. In America, repoussé-style silver became associated early on with Baltimore, largely through the influence of the China Trade and its introduction of complementary carved and ornamented wares. From the mid-19th century through the post-World War II era, repoussé became a kind of esthetic moniker for the "Monument City." This often ornate style fell out of fashion in the last quarter of the 20th century, but has since seen a resurgence of interest nationwide, in part through the modern interpretations and applications of contemporary Russian-émigré silversmith Michael Izrael Galmer. This exhibition brings together thirty important pieces of Galmer’s silverwork and jewelry, displayed alongside historical examples of repoussé flatware and hollowware from the Evergreen Museum & Library collection.
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Classes will be held rain or shine. Registration includes museum admission on day of class. Class size limited to 20 and advance, pre-paid registration required. The registration fee will be pro-rated after the course has begun. For more information and to register, call 410.516.0341.
This five-part kitchen garden course presented at Evergreen Museum & Library by Gertrude’s Restaurant chef John Shields and farm manager Jon Carroll highlights three seasons of sustainably growing and preparing fresh organic produce. The series includes hands-on gardening workshops in the restaurant’s garden at Evergreen, cooking demonstrations, a chef’s tour of the Waverly Farmers’ Market, and a concluding fall harvest luncheon at Gertrude’s. Participants will receive printed material on home kitchen garden planning and growing techniques, and recipes incorporating the featured crops.
SESSION 1: GARDEN PLANNING & SEED STARTING
Saturday, Mar. 28, 9:30–11:30 a.m., at Evergreen
The first class in the series will cover garden planning and design, and growing organic fruits and vegetables from seed.
SESSION 2: SITE PREPARATION & PLANTING
Saturday, May 2, 9:30–11:30 a.m., at Evergreen
The second session will include making raised beds, supporting plants, planting seedlings, and a cooking demo by Chef John Shields.
SESSION 3: MAINTAINING THE GARDEN
Saturday, Jun. 13, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Evergreen
The third session will go over composting, harvesting, saving herbs, watering, weeding, pest control, and will include a cooking demo by Chef John Shields.
SESSION 4: GETTING READY FOR FALL
Saturday, Aug. 22, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Evergreen, with an optional tour of the Waverly Farmers’ Market with Chef John Shields at 7:30 a.m.
The fourth session will cover planning for fall crops, freezing vegetables, and turning the garden over for fall, and will include a cooking demo by Chef John Shields.
SESSION 5: THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOR
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10–11:30 a.m. at Gertrude’s, followed by lunch.
The final session, held at Gertrude’s Restaurant, will cover the winter garden, and will include a vegetable/fruit canning demo by Chef John Shields. The series concludes with a fall harvest luncheon.
To request a volunteer application and reserve a space in the upcoming training sessions or for additional information, please email or call 410.516.0341.
Interested in history, architecture, or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at Evergreen Museum & Library. The next docent training course will be offered starting April 6, 2015 on four consecutive Monday mornings. Attendance at each session is requested. Volunteers who successfully complete the training will be expected to commit to working a minimum of four hours per month.
Training, provided by the museum staff, will include lectures and readings on the history of Evergreen, the Garrett family, and the museum’s extensive collections, including post-Impressionist paintings, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, the John Work Garrett Library of rare books, and one of the largest private collections of Tiffany glass. New guides will also learn about museum practices and will be taught techniques for presenting Evergreen in ways that satisfy visitor expectations. Evergreen's volunteers join the intellectual life at Johns Hopkins University, with opportunities for additional training, and are invited to social events, openings, lectures, and tours of other historic sites.
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James Archer Abbott, Director and Curator of Evergreen Museum & Library, escorts members and friends of the University Museums on a visit to Dumbarton Oaks and the Phillips Collection.
This intimate group photography exhibition is the culmination of a Johns Hopkins University course that focused on the black-and-white aesthetic as achieved through digital photography. The works on view communicate individual impressions of Homewood Museum, and convey magical effects through the use of specialized approaches and techniques for staging, shooting and post-processing.
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The Director's Brunch & Tour is an exclusive benefit of Contributor-level Membership ($250) and above. Upgrade your Membership to attend this popular event! Call 410.516.8645 or email for more information.
Learn from Homewood Museum director and curator Catherine Rogers Arthur about the landmark museum that artist Rembrandt Peale opened in Baltimore in 1814, "as an elegant Rendezvous for taste, curiosity, and leisure." This special program includes a delicious light brunch in Homewood's wine cellar and a curator-led tour of the special exhibition Making a Museum: The Peale Family in Early Baltimore.
Limited space; advance registration is requested. Tickets available by calling 410.516.0341 or online.
Architect Hermes Mallea will discuss his most recent book, chronicling the visual history of the Caribbean’s outstanding getaways and their transformations from pristine idyllic settings to personalized retreats. Among these idealized settings blossomed the resort lifestyle of international celebrities, from Marjorie Merriweather Post to Babe Paley, Princess Margaret to David Bowie. Mallea will share how talented designers relied on regional traditions to express the spirit of places like Antigua, Barbados, Cuba, and Jamaica, and sometimes invented a new vernacular using fantasy imagery to emphasize the notion of escape from the pressures of urban living. Mallea is a principal at Manhattan’s (M) Group design firm and the author of Great Houses of Havana. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing.
This is the second talk in The House Beautiful lecture series. Guests are invited to stay after for a reception and book signing with the speaker.
Ticket includes admission to the guided museum tour (departs 12, 1, and 2 p.m.) and a post-concert tea reception with the musicians. Limited space; advance tickets are recommended. Purchase tickets online or by calling 410.516.0341. For complete details about the Music at Evergreen Concert Series click here.
First Prize Winner, 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions
A native of Shenyang, China, 24-year-old pianist Yun-Chin Zhou has been hailed as a "dashing virtuoso…complete with dazzling fingerwork and shapely phrasing" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). In 2013, he was awarded seven concert prizes and was named a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He came to the U.S. at the age of 19 to study at the Curtis Institute and is now pursuing his Master's degree at the Juilliard School, where he recently won the Gina Bacchauer Piano Competition. The program will include works by Haydn, Liszt, Ravel, Trenet and Rachmaninoff.
Seating is limited and advance reservations are requested: call 410.516.5589 or email. Walk-ins subject to space availability. Guests are invited to tour Homewood Museum before the symposium from noon to 1 p.m. Visitor parking is available in the South Garage. For a map of the Homewood campus, click here.
This afternoon program explores the lives of the enslaved people who made possible the lifestyle enjoyed by the prominent Carroll family of Homewood during the first quarter of the 19th century. A country retreat and 130-acre farm, Homewood was home to approximately twenty slaves who worked in the house and labored in the fields. The specialists brought together for the symposium will present lectures on various aspects of slavery in Baltimore, providing an in-depth introduction to the enslaved people of Homewood and best practices for public historians in reading the African presence back into the landscape of historic sites and museums.
12:00: Homewood Museum open for tours
1:15: Welcome and Introduction
Catherine Rogers Arthur (Homewood Museum)
1:30: "Discussing Issues of Slavery: Public Memory, Social History, and Remembered Stories"
Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead (Loyola University Maryland)
2:15: "African American Life in the Chesapeake, 1700–1820)"
Philip Morgan (The Johns Hopkins University)
3:15: "Enslaved at Homewood: Sources on Invivisual Experiences"
Abby Schreiber (Towson University / The Ohio State University)
4:00: Panel Discussion
The symposium is made possible by a diversity innovation grant from the Johns Hopkins University Diversity Leadership Council. It is presented by Homewood Museum in partnership with the Department of History, the Program in Museums & Society, Hopkins Retrospective, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Reservations limited. Tickets available online or by calling 410.516.0341.
Experience all three floors and rarely seen spaces of Baltimore’s majestic Evergreen Museum & Library, overflowing with art from Europe, Asia, and America, as well as furniture and rare books, transformed by the next generation of artists and composers who study at the Johns Hopkins Center for Visual Arts and Peabody Conservatory of Music.
True to the bold and creative vision of Evergreen’s Alice Warder Garrett, this immersive event fuses photography and live music in a progression of micro-exhibitions set against and made meaningful by the Italianate mansion’s most fascinating historic interiors. Continuous hors d'oeuvres and other treats will be served.
This highly anticipated event supports Evergreen Museum & Library and its historic preservation projects.
VISUALIZING MUSIC: A POP-UP EXPERIENCE is the culmination of a multidisciplinary course at Johns Hopkins University led by Phyllis Berger, photography supervisor at the Center for Visual Arts, and David Smooke, chair of the Music Theory Department at the Peabody Conservatory.
ARTIST / COMPOSER EXHIBITIONS BY
Bella Yu / Jun An Chew
Jami Cheng / Robert Neubauer
Yun Ho Ahn / Haijiao Yu
Ashleigh Thomas / Edwin Huet
Brandon Fiksel / Chloe Liang
Gloria You / Ryan Woodward
Stefan Reichenstein / Scott Miller
Anastasia Bogdanovski / Christopher Ciampoli
David Hamburger / Peter “Trey” Dayton
Jei Wook Moon / Andrew Posner
The course and event are made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Generous additional support is provided by Ziger/Snead Architects, Charles Levine Caterers, The Pantry Catering, Rouge Fine Catering, and Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Schroeder, Associate Director for Development, by email or call 410.516.6710.
Artist's remarks at 1:30 p.m. Due to this special event, only the 12 noon guided museum tour will be offered on this day.
Join us in welcoming renowned silversmith and jeweler Michael Izreal Galmer, who makes a replica each year of the spectacular 155-year-old Woodlawn Vase for the winner of Maryland’s Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in thoroughbred racing’s prestigious Triple Crown.
Galmer’s masterful works are currently on view in the museum’s exhibition, Repoussé Style, Then and Now, including a newly added Woodlawn replica in anticipation of the 2015 race.
View the exhibition, hear the artist speak, enjoy a public reception with light refreshments, and visit the museum’s first floor period rooms and Léon Bakst-designed private theatre. Treat Mom to a memorable pre-Mother’s Day at Evergreen that the whole family will enjoy.
Seats are limited, and advance purchase is recommended: 410.516.0341 or online.
With a background in graphic design, sculpture, and museum studies, Gregory Herringshaw is a connoisseur of the finest that the two-dimensional realm has to offer. As assistant curator of the country’s largest wallcoverings collection, at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, he oversees more than 10,000 pieces dating from the late 17th century to the present. He’ll explore the wealth of material in this encyclopedic collection and discuss a variety of resources that showcase it as a practical working laboratory, including the Cooper-Hewitt’s new Immersion Room, a high-tech space that allows visitors to digitally view pieces full scale in repeat. Herringshaw is the curator of the exhibitions Wall Stories: Children’s Wallpaper and Books and Artist-Designed Wallpapers.
This is the third and final talk in The House Beautiful lecture series. Guests are invited to stay after for a reception with the speaker.
Limited tickets; pre-paid reservations are requested by calling 410.516.5589 or online. Walk-ins are subject to availability.
Tart, acidic and weirdly, wonderfully refreshing, vintage drinking vinegars known as “shrubs” are adding a new dimension to the ever-evolving craft cocktail scene. Homewood Museum’s 19th Evening of Traditional Beverages will feature a fascinating, historical discussion of these versatile fruit syrups by cocktail blogger Michael Dietsch, author of Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times, and a tasting of handmade shrub cocktails and delicious snacks by the Woodberry Kitchen group. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Complimentary event parking is available at the University Baptist Church parking lot, which may be entered from N. Charles Street and Greenway.
Very limited seating; advance reservation is required. Please call 410.516.5589 to make your reservation.
Celebrate the 215th wedding anniversary of Charles Carroll Jr. and Harriet Chew Carroll by savoring a traditional afternoon tea at their country house, Homewood. Learn about the lives and lifestyle of one of Early America’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families as you dine in the elegant reception hall, designed to be one of the coolest rooms in the house during the summer months. Classic finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, seasonal fruits, and pastries will accompany fine black and fruit teas and a celebratory Champagne toast.
Please save the date. Tickets to be announced. For individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Elizabeth Courtemanche, 410.516.6710 or email.
Homewood Museum invites you to revel in an unforgettable evening of frivolous pleasure. This exclusive, second biennial Harvest Ball gala recreates the entertaining atmosphere of the Carroll family’s early 1800s country house, Homewood, today a museum of Johns Hopkins University. Experience an enraptured autumn’s eve with cocktails in the museum and a harvest-themed seated dinner served under the gala tent, with live music, dancing, and other amusements drawn from Homewood’s illustrious Federal past.
Dress to impress in fashionable black tie or period finery
This special evening benefits Homewood Museum's general operating fund, supporting our educational programs and the care, study, and exhibition of the collection.
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