Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • May 27
    TO Aug 31
    Free Homewood Admission for Military Families
    May 27, 2014August 31, 2014

    Blue Star Museums Program

    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, 2014. 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 27
    TO Aug 31
    Free Evergreen Admission for Military Families
    May 27, 2014August 31, 2014

    Blue Star Museums Program

    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, 2014. 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 31
    TO Aug 31
    En Plein Air Printmaking
    May 31, 2014August 31, 2014
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

    Baltimore printmaker Lorraine Imwold has spent the last two years studying Evergreen, not only learning its history, but also developing a relationship with and appreciation for its architecture and surrounding landscape. Though “plein air” is a term more often assigned to painters who work in nature, Imwold felt a driving desire to apply such to the art of printmaking. Sitting at a table that moved about the grounds of the museum, she created a series of images inspired by the way Evergreen “introduced itself…upon each new visit.” Imwold explored Evergreen during different seasons and various times of day, creating an intimate visual account of the artist in symbolic dialogue with sense of place.

     

    For more information click here.

  • Sep 13
    TO Sep 20
    Annual Evergreen Director's Trip: Berlin, Germany
    September 13, 2014September 20, 2014
    Price: $4100 per person ($2700 land only; $500 single supplemement)

    Open to Members of the University Museums only. A deposit of $600 is due by June 1. Final payment is due by July 12. Please email or call 410.516.0341 for more information or to be added to our Travel Program mailing list.

    Join Evergreen Museum & Library director and curator James Archer Abbott on an exciting exploration of the avant-garde city of Berlin, deemed by the New York Times to be one of the "hottest destinations on the planet."

    Download the Itinerary and Registration Form (PDF)

  • Sep 18
    Opening Reception — Finery & Finish: Embellishments on Baltimore Federal Furniture
    September 18, 2014  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free for members and JHU faculty, staff and students with J-Card ID; $8 all others

    Reservations requested by email or by calling 410.516.5589.

    Be among the first to see Homewood Museum's new special exhibition, Finery & Finish: Embellishments on Baltimore Federal Furniture at a celebratory reception. Bringing together an exceptional group of tables, sideboards, desks, chairs, and other furniture pieces drawn mostly from private collections, this exhibition highlights the original designs and decorative forms of early Baltimore craftsmen, and particularly those favored by Homewood's original owners, Charles and Harriet Chew Carroll

  • Oct 6
    TO Nov 3
    The Archaeology of Interiors — Baltimore's Great Architecture 2014 Lecture Series
    October 6, 2014November 3, 2014
    Location: Receptions: Homewood Museum; Lectures: Gilman Hall 50 Price: Series subscription: $30 public; $20 JHU Museums and AIA members, and JHU faculty, staff and alumni (with ID); Free for students (full-time with ID).

    5 p.m. receptions at Homewood Museum; 6 p.m. lectures in Gilman Hall 50 (Marjorie M. Fisher Hall), both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability (cash or check only accepted at the door).

    Homewood Museum presents the Baltimore’s Great Architecture 2014 Lecture Series, organized as part of AIABaltimore’s Baltimore Architecture Month. Inspired by the current reinvestigation of Homewood’s original interior decoration—building on advances in analytical techniques since the house’s 1980s restoration—this year’s theme explores the latest scholarship concerning how curators, art and architectural historians, conservators, and other design detectives create visions of the past in historic settings.

     

    • Oct. 20: Reproducing the Locust Grove Arabesque | Steve Larson
    • Nov. 3: The Creation, Preservation and Restoration of George Washington's "New Room" | Thomas Reinhart

    The Archaeology of Interiors is presented in association with AIABaltimore's Baltimore Architecture Month.

  • Oct 6
    An Examination of Historic Finishes | Matthew Mosca
    October 6, 2014  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM
    The Archaeology of Interiors — Baltimore's Great Architecture 2014 Lecture Series
    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Gilman Hall 50 Price: $12 public; $8 members of the University Museums and AIABaltimore, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); Free for full-time students (with ID).

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability (cash or check only accepted at the door). For information about lecture series subscriptions, click here.

    An Examination of Historic Finishes: Recent Discoveries Inside Homewood

     

    The interior of Homewood is an extraordinary example of the exuberance in decoration typical of the late-18th and early-19th centuries. The trends in decoration were propelled by the discovery of Pompeii, which began to be well known in the 1760s, and the increasing influence of classical antiquity on artistic style and the development of taste. Homewood may be seen as a Federal period ideal of this new international style. Through microscopic examination, nationally-recognized paint historian and analyst MATTHEW MOSCA has revealed a much more complex and sophisticated decorative paint scheme than was previously identified. In this illustrated talk, he’ll share some of the exciting and surprising discoveries he has made in Homewood’s three principal entertaining rooms.

    This is the first lecture in Homewood Museum's Baltimore's Great Architecture 2014 Lecture Series, The Archaeology of Interiors, presented in association with AIA Baltimore 2014 Baltimore Architecture Month.

    The lecture takes place at 6pm in Gilman Hall 50 (Marjorie M. Fisher Hall), with a 5pm preceding reception at Homewood Museum; both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

    1 AIA CES learning unit will be available

     

    PARKING

    Parking for this lecture is available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot (#41 on the campus parking map), accessible from San Martin Drive. Please note that you will need to take a ticket to activate the parking gate, however, the exit gate will be open so the ticket will not need to be validated.

  • Oct 20
    TO Nov 10
    Evergreen Museum & Library Docent Training Course
    October 20, 2014November 10, 2014  |  10:00 AM12:00 PM

    four consecutive Mondays: October 20, 27, November 3, 10

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

    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 October 20, 2014 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.

  • Oct 20
    Reproducing the Locust Grove Arabesque | Steve Larson
    October 20, 2014  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM
    The Archaeology of Interiors — Baltimore's Great Architecture 2014 Lecture Series
    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Gilman Hall 50 Price: $12 public; $8 members of the University Museums and AIABaltimore, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); Free for full-time students (with ID).

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability (cash or check only accepted at the door). For information about lecture series subscriptions, click here.

    Reproducing the Locust Grove Arabesque

     

    Research and analysis into the interior treatments of Homewood’s Drawing Room have revealed that the room was originally wallpapered, rather than painted as previously identified. STEVE LARSON, co-founder of Adelphi Paper Hangings and an expert on the history of wallpaper, will discuss how new papers are produced using historic designs and techniques. His talk will focus on the complicated reproduction of an arabesque pattern used on the walls of Locust Grove, a Federal house near Louisville, Kentucky, and the planned reproduction of a similar French arabesque paper for Homewood’s Drawing Room, so that this space might be restored to its early 19th-century appearance.

     

     This is the second part in Homewood Museum's Baltimore's Great Architecture 2014 Lecture Series, The Archeology of Interiors, presented in association with AIA Baltimore 2014 Baltimore Architecture Month

    The lecture takes place at 6pm in Gilman Hall 50 (Marjorie M. Fisher Hall), with a 5pm preceding reception at Homewood Museum; both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

    1 AIA CES learning unit will be available

    PARKING

    Parking for this lecture is available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot (#41 on the campus parking map), accessible from San Martin Drive. Please note that you will need to take a ticket to activate the parking gate, however, the exit gate will be open so the ticket will not need to be validated.

  • Oct 25
    Dublin Guitar Quartet
    October 25, 2014  |  3:00 PM4:30 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2014-2015
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $15 members, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); $20 public; $10 students (full-time with ID) Purchase Tickets

    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.

    Brian Bolger; Pat Brunnock; Michael O'Toole; Tomas O'Durcain

    Dubbed a "quartet with a difference" by the Irish Times, the trailblazing Dublin Guitar Quartet is devoted exclusively to contemporary music. Since its 2002 formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, the ensemble has commissioned new work, adapted contemporary pieces not originally written for guitar, and broadened both its range and tuning capabilities through the use of eight- and eleven-string guitars, as well as specialized amplification. With full-bodied power and grace, the group is firmly charting its place on the map of Irish voices on the global artistic stage. Hear works by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, György Ligeti and others as you’ve never heard them before

  • Oct 26
    Homewood Orchard Fest
    October 26, 2014  |  12:00 PM4:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free with suggested donation of $5 ($15 for a family of any size)

    This fun-filled afternoon of hand-on activities, historic demonstrations and tours, and live music is presented in celebration of Homewood Museum’s new orchard, featuring nine heirloom apple and pear trees. Today the main campus of Johns Hopkins University, Homewood was built in 1801 as a country retreat and working farm for Charles Carroll Jr., whose father was a Maryland signer of the Declaration of Independence. The orchard adds a dramatic new perspective to the museum’s interpretation of life at Homewood in the early 19th century, by highlighting the house’s rural heritage and farming history and incorporating the experiences of the enslaved people who once worked on the farm and served the Carroll family.

    Visitors of all ages to Orchard Fest are invited to celebrate the fall season with many hands-on activities and demonstrations depicting typical homemaking and farming tasks of the era, while exploring the museum’s period-decorated rooms, browsing the gift shop, and visiting the special exhibition, Finery & Finish: Embellishments on Baltimore Federal Furniture.

  • Nov 3
    The Creation, Preservation and Restoration of George Washington's "New Room" | Thomas Reinhart
    November 3, 2014  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM

    the archaeology of interiors lecture series

    The Archaeology of Interiors — Baltimore's Great Architecture 2014 Lecture Series
    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Gilman Hall 50 Price: $12 public; $8 members of the University Museums and AIABaltimore, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); Free for full-time students (with ID).

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability (cash or check only accepted at the door). For information about lecture series subscriptions, click here.

    "We Are Always in the Power of Workmen": The Creation, Preservation and Restoration of George Washington’s "New Room"


    The “New Room” was the last addition George Washington made to his Virginia house, Mount Vernon. The finish of its interior was the only improvement project that Washington personally oversaw, and the story of its decade-long construction reveals Mount Vernon’s strong ties to Maryland. THOMAS REINHART, Mount Vernon’s Deputy Director for Architecture, will discuss many of the new findings that originated from the recently completed 14-month restoration of this magnificent space, and the resulting shift in interpretation from dining room to statement room and picture gallery, in the tradition of grand saloons in 18th-century British country houses.

     

    This is the third and final part in Homewood Museum's Baltimore's Great Architecture 2014 Lecture Series, The Archaeology of Interiors, presented in association with AIA Baltimore 2014 Baltimore Architecture Month.

     

    The lecture takes place at 6pm in Gilman Hall 50 (Marjorie M. Fisher Hall), with a 5pm preceding reception at Homewood Museum; both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

     

    1 AIA CES learning unit will be available

     

    PARKING

    Parking for the lecture series is available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot (#41 on the campus parking map), accessible from San Martin Drive. Please note that you will need to take a ticket to activate the parking gate, however, the exit gate will be open so the ticket will not need to be validated.

  • Mar 21
    Ensō String Quartet
    March 21, 2015  |  3:00 PM4:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2014-2015
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $15 members, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); $20 public; $10 students (full-time with ID) Purchase Tickets

    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.

     

    Maureen Nelson, John Marcus, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Richard Belcher, cello

    With a 2010 Grammy Award nomination for "Best Chamber Music Performance," the New York City-based Ensō String Quartet has quickly become one of the country’s most exciting young ensembles. Shortly after the group's inception at Yale University in 1999, Ensō had success at the Banff International String Quartet Competition and won the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The quartet’s live concerts have been highlighted for having an "edge-of-the-seat vitality few groups maintain throughout a performance" (Houston Chronicle). They will perform chamber music classics by Wolf, Shostakovich, and Sibelius.

  • Apr 18
    Yun-Chin Zhou, piano
    April 18, 2015  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2014-2015
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $15 members, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); $20 public; $10 students (full-time with ID) Purchase Tickets

    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.

     

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