Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Dec 10
    TO May 25
    A Tale of Two Houses: Homewood, Clifton, and Historic Preservation
    December 10, 2013May 25, 2014
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour, or $3 for the exhibition only

    Built as country houses in the opening years of the nineteenth century, Homewood and Clifton both tell fascinating stories about some of Baltimore’s first families.The estates are related through their mutual association with famed philanthropist Johns Hopkins: Clifton was his country residence from 1838 to 1873, yet it was the Carroll family property, Homewood, that would become the location for Hopkins’ eponymous university nearly thirty years later.

    Curated by students from Johns Hopkins University, this exhibition of photographs, maps, manuscripts, furniture, and objects related to the Carroll, Thompson, Hopkins, Wyman, and Keyser families weaves side-by-side histories of the houses over three centuries and explores their different circumstances today.

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  • Mar 1
    TO Apr 30
    The Women of Homewood
    March 1, 2014April 30, 2014
    Location: Homewood Museum

    To plan your visit to Homewood Museum please click here.

    Beginning in March in honor of Women's History Month and continuing through the month of April, Homewood Museum’s guided tours will have an added emphasis on the women who lived and worked at Homewood in the early decades of the nineteenth century, including Harriet Chew Carroll (1775–1861), her four daughters, her enslaved female servants, and other female relations and friends who were closely attached to the 1801 Federal era house.

  • Mar 9
    TO Jun 29
    Crossing the Line: The Art of Rosemary Feit Covey
    March 9, 2014June 29, 2014
    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.

    Rosemary Feit Covey’s hauntingly beautiful portraits, still lifes, and landscapes uniquely rival the poet’s pen. With a concentration on wood engraving, her celebrated precision entices the viewer, encouraging them to study the minutest of details while engaging in the broader situations, struggles, and pains owned by others. This installation of Covey’s work examines her full career and includes a series of columns commissioned specifically for display at Evergreen. Covey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and she studied at Cornell University and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, and has a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American History, the New York Public Library, Harvard University, and the Papyrus Institute in Cairo, Egypt.

     

    Extended through June 29, 2014. For more information click here.

  • Mar 9
    TO May 25
    The Faces Behind the Signatures: Guests of Jazz Age Evergreen
    March 9, 2014May 25, 2014
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

    The residence of diplomatic and cultural “power couple” John Work Garrett and Alice Warder Garrett during the first half of the twentieth century, Evergreen once entertained a kaleidoscope of eminent guests and friends from all over the world, from society’s powerful and elite and foreign dignitaries to emerging artists and world-recognized talents. This focus exhibition of the couple’s fascinating guest books will include a re-creation of a dinner party featuring stylized silhouettes of some of the Garretts’ famous friends, such as two-time Supreme Court justice Charles Evans Hughes; violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz; notorious socialite and Presidential daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth; silent movie star Douglas Fairbanks; and Commerce Secretary (and later President) Herbert Hoover.

     

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  • Mar 9
    TO May 25
    Creative Vision: The Student and the Art of the Book
    March 9, 2014May 25, 2014
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

    This exhibition celebrates the concept of the artist book as envisioned by eight Johns Hopkins University photography students in the Fall 2013 course Lens to Page: The Photographer’s Book. More than just text on paper, artist books use technique, materials and structure—image as well as words—to express their content. Ranging in subject from grandparents and street art to immigration reform, these unique works go beyond self-expression to engage with political and cultural issues in the contemporary world and offer sensory experiences and imaginative encounters as tangible, aesthetic objects.

     

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  • Mar 29
    TO May 3
    Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course
    March 29, 2014May 3, 2014  |  9:30 AM11:30 AM

    Class meets march 29, may 3, june 14, august 23, october 11

    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. 29, 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 3, 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. 14, 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. 23, 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. 11, 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.

     

    Download the Brochure (PDF)

  • Apr 22
    Springtime at Winterthur - Costumes of Downton Abbey
    April 22, 2014  |  8:30 AM4:30 PM
    Price: $80 for Members and volunteers of the University Museums; $90 all others

    Registration is requested by Tuesday, April 15. Please email or call 410.516.0341 for more information.

    Witness the splendor of spring with members and friends of the University Museums as we visit Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, boasting some of the finest gardens on the east coast and a magnificent, 175-room mansion. Our day in the heart of the Brandywine River Valley includes a vouchered lunch at the Winterthur café and the special exhibition Costumes of Downton Abbey, showcasing 40 exquisite designs from the hit PBS series supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.

    Download the Itinerary and Registration Form (PDF)

  • Apr 23
    Michael Henry Adams — "Harlem at Home: Two Centuries of Distinctive, Ever Increasingly Expensive, Residential Architecture"
    April 23, 2014  |  6:30 PM8:00 PM

    the house beautiful lecture series

    The House Beautiful lecture series
    Michael Henry Adams, Harlem historian and preservation activist
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: 3-Lecture Series: $48 public; $33 members and full-time students with valid ID. Individual talks: $20 public; $15 members and full-time students with valid ID. Purchase Tickets

    Seats are limited, and advance purchase is recommended: 410.516.0341

     

    Long identified with African-American style and culture, Harlem is also a pillar of New York’s social and architectural history—a neighborhood synonymous with writers, actors, musicians, artists and other cultural tastemakers. Join Harlem historian and preservation activist Michael Henry Adams for an exploration of Harlem’s extraordinary legacy of residential architecture, from mansions and country villas to thoughtfully planned row houses and handsome apartment buildings. Adams’ books include Harlem, Lost and Found: An Architectural and Social History, 1765-1915 (Monacelli Press, 2001) and Style and Grace: African Americans at Home (Bulfinch, 2003).

     

    This is the second of three talks in The House Beautiful lecture series. Guests are invited to stay after for a reception and book signing with the speaker.

     

  • May 9
    Benefit Event – A Swellegant Affair
    May 9, 2014  |  6:00 PM10:00 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $400 per person

    Seating is extremely limited. To purchase a seat, please call 410.516.0341.

    Follow in the footsteps of Ambassador and Mrs. John Work Garrett and their distinguished guests as the Evergreen Museum & Library Advisory Council invites you to an unforgettable benefit dinner and performance. Enjoy a de-lovely evening of Gatsby-era "bootleg" cocktails and conversation in the mansion, a Vanity Fair-worthy seated dinner among Evergreen’s intimate porticos and terraces, and witty Cole Porter lyrics sung by vocalist John Dean in the Bakst Theatre.

     

    This highly anticipated evening supports the Evergreen Museum & Library Endowment Fund.

     

    For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Schroeder, Associate Director for Development, by email or call 410.516.6710.

  • May 14
    Robert Klara — "The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America's Most Famous Residence"
    May 14, 2014  |  6:30 PM8:00 PM

    the house beautiful lecture series

    The House Beautiful lecture series
    Robert Klara, author
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: 3-Lecture Series: $48 public; $33 members and full-time students with valid ID. Individual talks: $20 public; $15 members and full-time students with valid ID. Purchase Tickets

    Seats are limited, and advance purchase is recommended: 410.516.0341

    Author Robert Klara speaks in conjunction with the publication of his riveting book, The Hidden White House (Thomas Dunne Books, 2013), about the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history: the Truman administration’s controversial rebuilding of the White House. Learn about how, as the Cold War began, America’s most famous historic home was essentially demolished and replaced with a steel frame and a complex labyrinth deep below ground that included a top-secret nuclear fallout shelter.

     

    This is the third and final talk in The House Beautiful lecture series. Guests are invited to stay after for a reception and book signing with the speaker.

  • May 29
    Evening of Traditional Beverages: Bourbon
    May 29, 2014  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM
    Dane Huckelbridge, author of "Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit"
    Location: Homewood Museum Lawn Price: $35 Members; $45 non-Members (must be 21 or over) Purchase Tickets

    Reservations are requested: online through Brown Paper Tickets or by calling the museum at 410.516.5589. Rain location is the Glass Pavilion in Levering Union.

    Join Homewood Museum as it celebrates its 18th night of libations and history with all things Bourbon!

    Brooklyn-based writer Dane Huckelbridge, author of "Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit" (HarperCollins, April 2014), will give a raucously entertaining history of the spirit, sharing a few heady stories of the pioneers who discovered the golden nectar and who bottled it and passed it around for all to enjoy.

    And, of course, a Bourbon tasting follows with classic and creative cocktails and snack pairings by Woodberry Kitchen. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

    More exiting details to follow.

  • 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.

     

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  • 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)

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