Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Oct 24
    TO May 31
    From Here to Eternity: The Symbolism of Evergreen's 'Eight Immortals' Scrolls
    October 24, 2014May 31, 2015
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

    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.

    For more information, click here.

  • Dec 4
    TO May 31
    Making a Museum: The Peale Family in Early Baltimore
    December 4, 2014May 31, 2015
    Location: Homewood Museum

    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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  • Dec 11
    TO Jul 19
    Repoussé Style, Then and Now: A Celebration of the Art of Michael Izrael Galmer
    December 11, 2014July 19, 2015
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or $3 for exhibition only.

    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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  • Mar 28
    TO Oct 3
    Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course
    March 28, 2015October 3, 2015  |  9:30 AM11:30 AM

    Class meets march 28, may 2, june 13, august 22, october 3

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: 110 public; $90 members (nonrefundable, but transferable with advance notice).

    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.

     

  • Apr 17
    TO Sep 27
    Homewood, in the Black + White Aesthetic
    April 17, 2015September 27, 2015
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or $3 for exhibition only.

    Bringing together the talents of eleven students in the Krieger School's Center for Visual Arts, this exhibition presents a photographic vision of Homewood Museum beyond color, exploring the power, subtleties, and shadows of the over 200-year-old Federal era house. Through individual choice of technique, subject, equipment, and personal point of view, each of the artists brings something unique to their photographic work and to this show.

    For more information, click here.

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  • May 26
    TO Sep 6
    Free Homewood Admission for Military Families
    May 26, 2015September 6, 2015

    Blue Star Museums 2015

    Location: Homewood Museum

    As part of the Blue Star Museums initiative, Homewood Museum is pleased to offer FREE admission to active military plus up to 5 immediate family members—spouse, child or sibling of ID holder—between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 2015. Simply show your active-duty military personnel or military family ID at the admission desk for free entry.

    The offer is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, or a DD Form 1173-1, which includes active duty military and five immediate family members, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve.

  • May 26
    TO Sep 6
    Free Evergreen Admission for Military Families
    May 26, 2015September 6, 2015

    Blue Star Museums 2015

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

    As part of the Blue Star Museums program, Evergreen Museum & Library is pleased to offer FREE admission to active military plus up to 5 immediate family members—spouse, child or sibling of ID holder—between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 2015. Simply show your active-duty military personnel or military family ID at the admission desk for free entry.

    The offer is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, or a DD Form 1173-1, which includes active duty military and five immediate family members, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve.

  • May 28
    Evening of Traditional Beverages: Shrub Cocktails
    May 28, 2015  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM
    Michael Dietsch, author of "Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times"
    Location: Homewood Museum (north lawn) Price: $35 Members; $45 non-Members (must be 21 or over) Purchase Tickets

    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.

     

    SHRUBS by WOODBERRY KITCHEN

    Apple Shrub

    Rhubarb Mint Shrub

    Strawberry Lovage Shrub

    Chili Pepper Shrub


    PARKING

    Complimentary event parking is available at the University Baptist Church parking lot, which may be entered from N. Charles Street and Greenway.

  • Jul 12
    The Carroll's 215th Wedding Anniversary Tea
    July 12, 2015  |  1:30 PM3:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $33 public, $28 members

    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.

  • Jul 16
    Summer Evening at Evergreen
    July 16, 2015  |  5:00 PM9:00 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Free

    Experience Evergreen Museum & Library’s artistic wonderland and expansive gardens after-hours. Enjoy the special exhibition Repoussé Style, Then and Now: A Celebration of the Art of Michael Izrael Galmer and explore the museum’s first floor period rooms, featuring a display of rare editions of Shakespeare drawn from the John Work Garrett Library.

    Bring a picnic supper and at 7:30pm enjoy an open dress rehearsal of As You Like It in the Evergreen Meadow, presented by The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory.

  • Oct 10
    The Harvest Ball
    October 10, 2015

    6pm—midnight

    Location: Homewood Museum

    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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