Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Dec 8
    TO Jun 4
    Seventeen Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers
    December 8, 2016June 4, 2017
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour, or $3 for the exhibition only

    The faces and names of seventeen African-American soldiers who served under Captain William A. Prickitt are recorded in a rare surviving miniature photo album that was treasured by the Union Army officer, passed down through generations of his family, and is now part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. A mix of free and enslaved blacks ranging in age from 15 to 50 who reportedly saved their young officer from extreme illness, the soldiers have been enlarged to life size in colored pencil drawings by Michigan artist Shayne Davidson, who meticulously researched the lives of the men she was depicting. The exhibition features her drawings and research, and includes Civil War-era memorabilia drawn from the collections of Evergreen Museum & Library and the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries.


    For more about this exhibition click here.

  • Apr 1
    TO Oct 21
    Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course
    April 1, 2017October 21, 2017  |  9:30 AM11:30 AM

    meets april 1, may 13, june 10, august 26, and october 21

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: 125 public; $105 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. 1, 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 13, 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. 10, 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. 26, 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. 21, 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 9
    TO May 7
    Art Scene/Art Seen Artist Studio Tour Series
    April 9, 2017May 7, 2017  |  1:30 PM3:30 PM

    meets april 9, 23, 30, and may 7

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $80 members; $95 public

    Limited to 16 participants. This is a subscription-only series of four studio tours: April 9, 23, 30, and May 7. Advance registration is required by calling 410.516.0341. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from each studio and will be provided with directions in advance of each tour. Some studios may contain stairs.

    This unique and fun series brings you inside the studios of some of the most exciting artists working in Baltimore today. Enjoy seeing the artistic process in action and encounter working artists in their Baltimore studios, including Ian Reynolds, Sara Grose, Nicole Dyer, Alex Ebstein, James Bouché, June Culp, Nathan Miller, and others.

    The tours are led by sculptor and MICA grad Tony Auth, Evergreen’s 2017 artist-in-residence, and James Archer Abbott, the Philip Franklin Wagley Director and Curator of Evergreen Museum & Library. Wine and light refreshments will conclude each session.

  • Apr 10
    TO May 1
    Evergreen Museum & Library Docent Training Course
    April 10, 2017May 1, 2017  |  10:00 AM12:00 PM

    meets April 10, 17, 24, and May 1

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

    Participation in the Docent Program is contingent on securing a favorable background check report. To 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 10, 2017 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.

    Participants will learn how to lead engaging and interactive tours to a variety of individuals, school groups and community organizations from around the world. Docents also assist with the museum’s special programs and foster an appreciation for art, architecture and history in visitors of all ages. Docents are needed on weekends and/or weekdays, and schedules can be created to suit your needs and availability. 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.

    Download the Application (PDF)

  • May 3
    The Rediscovery of Presidential Cabinetmaker William Worthington
    May 3, 2017  |  6:30 PM8:00 PM
    Sumpter Priddy III, fine arts curator
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $15 public; $10 members; Free for JHU students Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited to 40 and advance registration is strongly recommended: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. Walk-in seating is based on availability.

    A striking carved mahogany sofa in the Homewood Museum collection has been recently identified as the work of Maryland-born artisan William Worthington (1775-1839), who rose to the top of the Washington cabinet trade and secured White House commissions during the Madison, Monroe, and John Quincy Adams administrations.

    Join renowned southern furniture scholar Sumpter Priddy for a fascinating discussion about this unparalleled period of government patronage for architecture, sculpture, painting, and the decorative arts in the new Federal City, with an emphasis on Worthington’s workshop and his presidential commissions.

    The talk will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception and an opportunity to view the related small focus installation Federal Seating from Washington, D.C., on view through June 25, 2017.

    Formerly associated with Historic Deerfield and Colonial Williamsburg, Sumpter Priddy III now works privately as a consultant to collectors and museums. His book, American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790–1840, won Historic New England’s 2005 Book Award.

  • May 10
    Modern Art at Evergreen: Contemporary and Cosmopolitan
    May 10, 2017  |  6:30 PM8:00 PM

    house beautiful lectures 2017

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

    Ticket includes lecture admission and a reception with the speaker after the talk featuring wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Seats are limited, and advance purchase is recommended: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.

    John and Alice Garrett, collectors and patrons of art, established life-long friendships with several of the artists they supported, including Miguel Covarrubias, Herbert Haseltine, and Léon Bakst. While their collection reflects the couple’s years spent abroad, a result of John’s diplomatic postings, it was Alice’s ardent enthusiasm for the arts that was the driving force in its formation and development. Art historian BODIIL OTTESEN shares insights on Evergreen’s twentieth-century art collection as it relates to Alice’s evolution from novice collector to seasoned connoisseur.

    Bodil Ottesen is a lecturer and adjunct faculty member in art history at several Baltimore institutions, including the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Johns Hopkins University Odyssey Program. She is a contributing author to Evergreen’s forthcoming publication EVERGREEN: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs.


    This is the third and final talk in The House Beautiful lecture series. For series subscription information click here.


  • May 21
    Beyond the Pages | A Book Launch Party for EVERGREEN
    May 21, 2017  |  3:00 PM6:00 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $55 public; $45 members Purchase Tickets

    Tickets are available online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.

    The Evergreen Museum & Library Advisory Council invites you to a special afternoon celebrating the museum’s new landmark publication, EVERGREEN: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs, from the Johns Hopkins University Press. Join the authors for a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating family histories, richly preserved archives, evolving architectural spaces, and growing collections of Baltimore’s magnificent Gilded Age estate.

    Enjoy celebratory bubbles, indulge in delectable hors d’oeuvres, hear pop-up gallery talks and live music, and see extraordinary collection items not normally on view. Guests will have an opportunity to purchase the book before its official publication date with a commemorative bookplate signed by the authors.

  • Jun 15
    21st Evening of Traditional Beverages
    June 15, 2017  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM
    Location: Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall

    Tickets will be announced in late spring.

    Each spring Homewood Museum strikes the perfect balance between libations and learning at its Evening of Traditional Beverages. Please save the date for our 21st event, devoted to the history of Rye Whiskey in Maryland. Details will be announced soon.

  • Oct 7
    The Harvest Ball and Fall Frolick After Party
    October 7, 2017


    Location: Homewood Museum

    Please save the date. Tickets will go on sale late spring 2017. 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, third biennial HARVEST BALL 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 a sparkling wine reception in the museum, a harvest-themed seated dinner served under the gala tent, live music, and amusements drawn from Homewood’s illustrious Federal past.

    Then party into the night at the FALL FROLICK AFTER PARTY. Join Baltimore's most fashionable and fabulous revelers for bubbles in the museum, dancing, live band, amazing raffle prizes, and more.

    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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