Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Mar 20
    TO Oct 9
    Peter Milton: Etching Enigmas
    March 20, 2016October 9, 2016
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or $3 exhibition only.

    Peter Milton is an internationally respected titan of etching who has enjoyed a long and fruitful career in printmaking. His large-scale, multilayered images defy visual logic while telling fantastic stories about life, loss, music, and art. Over the course of more than 50 years, Milton has created intricate visual worlds in more than 130 prints, many of which took well over a year to make. In this exhibition, his copper plates and preparatory materials—being shown for the first time alongside the final prints—shed light on the innovative techniques Milton devised to give visual life to his enigmatic tableaux. To learn more about the artist, visit http://www.petermilton.com/.


    For more information about the exhibition, click here.


  • Mar 20
    TO Oct 9
    Eda Sterchi: Embodying the New Woman
    March 20, 2016October 9, 2016
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

    This focus exhibition highlights a recent gift to Evergreen Museum & Library of Two Women in an Interior by the twentieth-century American painter Eda Sterchi, a highly independent woman for her time. Trained both in Chicago and Paris, Sterchi was profoundly influenced by Japonisme and European modernism, particularly the Nabis—Bonnard, Denis, and Vuillard. The installation explores Sterchi's aesthetic choices and subject matter, partiularly in relation to the emergence of the bold and free-spirited "New Woman" from the role of obedient Victorian housewife.


    For more information click here.

  • Apr 2
    TO Oct 1
    Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course
    April 2, 2016October 1, 2016  |  9:30 AM11:30 AM

    Class meets april 2, may 21, june 11, august 20, october 1

    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.


    Saturday, Apr. 2, 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.


    Saturday, May 21, 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.


    Saturday, Jun. 11, 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.


    Saturday, Aug. 20, 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.


    Saturday, Oct. 1, 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 8
    TO Sep 4
    High Dynamic Homewood
    April 8, 2016September 4, 2016
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or $3 exhibition only.

    Bringing together the talents of undergraduate students in Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Visual Arts, this group exhibition presents unique photographic visions of Homewood Museum, combining traditional black-and-white practice with digitally manipulated imagery using high dynamic range. The photographs on view share the stories of Homewood’s former residents through modern techniques that expose all the shadow and highlight details of the historic, architectural interiors.



    Madison Aldave, A&S '16

    Cinar Ark, A&S '16

    Nirali Chauhan, A&S '16

    Chloe Duke, A&S '18

    Michelle Farhat, ENG '16

    Carli Heiman, A&S '17

    Cara Horsfield, A&S '18

    Emily Karcher, A&S '17

    Jenna Reifler, A&S '16

    Janay Smith, A&S '17

    Phyllis Arbesman Berger, photography instructor

  • May 17
    TO Sep 11
    An Invisible World Made Visible: The Infrared Landscapes of Phyllis Arbesman Berger
    May 17, 2016September 11, 2016
    Location: Evergreen Museum Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

    Infrared photography can appear dreamlike or mystical, sometimes even lurid. Infrared’s radiant energy documents a world beyond what is before us at first glance, beyond the visible spectrum of light. This solo exhibition showcases Baltimore photographer Phyllis Arbesman Berger’s sensitive mastery of infrared techniques through the theme of landscapes—natural and manmade—in France, Ireland and Panama.

  • Jul 15
    TO Aug 14
    Shakespeare in the Meadow
    July 15, 2016August 14, 2016

    performances friday, saturday, and sunday by the baltimore shakespeare factory

    Location: The Meadow at Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $20 adult; $15 seniors, students (grade 6+), teacher, artist; FREE kids (grade 5 and below)

    Purchase tickets online or at the door. Performances are rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, performances will be called no sooner than 2 hours prior to the start time. Up-to-date information about delays/cancellations is available here and by calling 410.921.WILL(9455). 

    Evergreen Museum & Library hosts the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, performing Twelfth Night, or What You Will and Julius Caesar under the stars in the Meadow July 15 through August 15. Bring a blanket, a lawnchair, and a picnic, and thrill to the best of the Bard.

    Shakespeare in the Meadow sometimes necessitates an umbrella for shade or in case of light sprinkles, so please come prepared.


    Pre-show begins 30 minutes prior to curtain. Arrive early for contemporary music with show themes and other fun entertainment. Picnickers welcome 60 minutes before curtain.


    Marathon at the Meadow on Saturday, July 30:

    See both shows in one day! Come for both or just your favorite

    Twelfth Night, or What You Will

    Shipwrecked twins Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria, and thus begins one of Shakespeare's greatest comic triumphs, a story of mistaken identities, mistaken intentions, mistaken affections, and unmistakable love.

    Thursday, July 14, 8pm  Press Preview & Summer Evening at Evergreen

    Friday, July 15, 8pm

    Saturday, July 16, 8pm

    Sunday, July 17, 4pm

    Friday, July 22, 8pm

    Saturday, July 23, 8pm

    Sunday, July 24, 4pm

    Saturday, July 30, 8pm  Marathon at the Meadow

    Sunday, July 31, 4pm

    Julius Caesar

    As fresh and relevant as ever, Shakespeare's remarkable tragedy is a struggle for the soul of a Republic: what it stands for, whom it stands for, and what it costs to preserve it.

    Friday, July 29, 8pm

    Saturday, July 30, 4pm    Marathon at the Meadow

    Sunday, July 31, 4pm

    Friday, August 5, 8pm

    Saturday, August 6, 8pm

    Sunday, August 7, 4pm

    Friday, August 12, 8pm

    Saturday, August 13, 8pm

    Sunday, August 14, 4pm

  • Sep 19
    TO Sep 25
    Annual Evergreen Director's Trip: Mexico City
    September 19, 2016September 25, 2016

    Register by May 15.

    Price: $3,200 per person ($600 single supplemement)

    Open to Members of the University Museums only. A deposit of $600 is due by May 15. Final payment is due by July 15. Please email or call 410.516.0341 for more information or to be added to our Travel Program mailing list.

    Join James Archer Abbott, the Philip Franklin Wagley Director and Curator of Evergreen Museum & Library, on an extraordinary exploration of Mexico City inspired by Ambassador and Mrs. Garrett’s many years of friendship with the Mexican artist, writer, and anthropologist Miguel Covarrubias (1904–57).

    Today’s Mexico City is a beautiful and vibrant city, with plazas and palm trees, murals by Mexican masters, and contemporary street art. Its rich, 1,000-year history intermingles distinctly modern atmospherics created by stunning contemporary art and architecture. We will visit Aztec ruins, tour some of the city’s great fine art and cultural institutions, and share in the energetic modern culture of this most exciting North American city. Throughout the tour, great meals are provided at
    top restaurants, affording a varied sampling of Mexico’s wide-ranging cuisine.

    Download the Itinerary and Registration Form (PDF)

  • Sep 24
    Smithsonian Museum Day 2016
    September 24, 2016  |  12:00 PM4:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum / Evergreen Museum & Library

    The Museum Day Live! Ticket provides free admission for two people. Tickets are available online.

    In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who 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.

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