Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Sep 22
    TO Feb 19
    A Winter's Residence: Charles Carroll of Homewood's Town Houses, 1800-1816
    September 22, 2016February 19, 2017
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour, or $3 for the exhibition only

    Presenting new scholarship on the town houses where Charles and Harriet Carroll, their children, and enslaved household members lived when not summering at Homewood, this exhibition explores the rhythm and pattern of life in the seasonal move between town and country in booming, bustling, early nineteenth-century Baltimore.

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  • Oct 26
    TO Feb 26
    From Berlin to Baltimore: Dadaist Drawings by George Grosz
    October 26, 2016February 26, 2017
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour, or by advance appointment.

    The expatriate German artist George Grosz—known for his scathing and politically charged caricatures of Weimar Berlin decadence—visited Baltimore in the 1930s and for a short time resided at Evergreen while instructing Alice Warder Garrett in drawing and painting. Berlin to Baltimore explores the transition of the artist’s raw, angry style to the softer approach he adopted after moving to America in 1933. The focus installation includes two watercolors on loan from a local private collection and works drawn from Evergreen’s permanent collection.

     

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  • Dec 5
    TO Apr 3
    Treasures of Chinese Export Art from Homewood Museum
    December 5, 2016April 3, 2017
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or by advance arrangement
    December 5, 2016 – March 5, 2017

    The first American ship to sail goods direct from Canton in Southern China landed in Baltimore on August 9, 1785, just two years after the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War. Baltimoreans like Charles and Harriet Carroll of Homewood were eager for Chinese exports, regarded as objects of great luxury. This spotlight exhibition features examples of Chinese export reverse mirror paintings and porcelains drawn from Homewood Museum's holdings. These works of art are some of the world's most enduring examples of early globalization and inter-cultural communication.

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  • Dec 8
    TO Feb 26
    Serpentine Sidewalk: The Art of Patricia Rawlings
    December 8, 2016February 26, 2017
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with guided museum tour admission, or by advance appointment.

    For her solo exhibition Serpentine Sidewalk, Baltimore artist and writer Patricia Rawlings will create an exploration of limitlessness and infinity in Léon Bakst’s famous Evergreen theatre, with 2,700 small, hand-painted wooden blocks colorfully winding through and intersecting with the mirrored glass walls. Rawlings began her practice as a portraitist, mostly of imagined people, then as a landscape painter. More recently she has focused on forms that combine word and image, such as the photo-illustrated novel, and lost wax sculpture. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and holds an MFA from the University of Maryland.

  • Dec 8
    TO Feb 26
    Describe This: The Evolution of Recording Evergreen's Treasures
    December 8, 2016February 26, 2017
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with guided museum tour admission, or by advance appointment.

    Describe This follows a series of Chinese and Japanese decorative arts objects through purchase, various research campaigns, and numerous recordings of changing locations and display. Spanning from the late nineteenth century to the present day, catalog cards, ledger entries, room inventories, and other archival artifacts reveal enticing sales pitches from original sellers and scholarly descriptions by Garrett family members and museum staff, while emphasizing the importance documentation plays in the development of and caring for an art collection.

     

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  • Dec 8
    TO Jun 4
    Seventeen Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers
    December 8, 2016June 4, 2017  |  10:32 AM10:32 AM
    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.

     

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  • Feb 1
    TO Mar 1
    Homewood Museum Docent Training Course
    February 1, 2017March 1, 2017  |  9:00 AM12:00 PM

    four consecutive Wednesdays: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and Mar. 1

    Location: Homewood Museum

    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 410.516.5589.

    Interested in history, architecture, or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at Homewood Museum! The next docent training course will be offered starting February 1, 2017 on five consecutive Wednesday 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. Homewood'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.

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  • Feb 12
    Chocolate Through the Centuries with Joyce White
    February 12, 2017  |  12:30 PM2:30 PM
    Joyce White, culinary historian
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $20 general; $15 members, and JHU faculty and staff (with ID); $10 JHU students (with ID) Purchase Tickets

    Limited to 40 participants. To reserve your space, please call 410.516.5589.

    Chocolate has been an integral part of American history. Not only was the cocoa bean discovered in the Americas and brought to Europe by Columbus, but 17th and 18th-century Americans actually saw chocolate as an important part of their everyday diet. Culinary historian and writer Joyce White will explore the rich cultural history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in Mesoamerica to the present day, with particular emphasis on how it was enjoyed by early Baltimoreans like Homewood’s Carroll family.

    The interactive presentation will include take-home boxed samples of five historic chocolate preparations:

    • a 17th-century Aztec-style chocolate drink
    • an 18th-century style tart
    • a 19th-century Bangor brownie
    • a 20th-century style milk chocolate truffle
    • a 21st-century chocolate candy
  • Feb 16
    Never Caught: Book Signing & Talk with Erica Armstrong Dunbar
    February 16, 2017  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM

    5pm book signing / 6pm book talk

    Location: Mason Hall Auditorium, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21211 Price: FREE Purchase Tickets

    Advance registration is requested by calling 410-516-5589 or by email. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. Visitor parking is available in the South Garage, located beneath Mason Hall.

    Homewood Museum welcomes author Erica Armstrong Dunbar to the Mason Hall Auditorium to discuss her book Never Caught: The Washingtons and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. Little has been written about the slaves owned by our first president, George Washington, particularly that of Ona Judge, who at twenty two years old became the subject of a massive manhunt. Come hear the powerful tale of a brave woman who risked it all, and left everything she knew, to reach freedom from our founding father. Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Blue and Gold Professor of Black Studies and History at the University of Delaware.

    A reception and book signing with the speaker will precede the lecture at 5 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

    The lecture is presented in celebration of Black History Month by Homewood Museum, the former country house and slave-holding farm of Maryland’s Carroll family in the early decades of the nineteenth century.

  • Apr 1
    Pierre Bensusan, guitar
    April 1, 2017  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2016-2017
    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 and 1 p.m.) and a post-concert 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.

     

    Pierre Bensusan, guitar

    Described by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today," internationally-renowned French-Algerian guitarist, singer, and composer Pierre Bensusan is often referred to as the "Mozart of Guitar." His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music, or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sounds like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey.

     

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  • Apr 22
    Sang-Eun Lee, cello
    April 22, 2017  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2016-2017
    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 and 1 p.m.) and a post-concert 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.

    Sang-Eun Lee, cello

    Described by the Washington Post as "prodigiously talented young artist with powerful technique and musical poise," 21-year-old cellist Sang-Eun Lee blew away judges and audiences alike at the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Born in Seoul, Koream she attended the Korean National University of Arts, where she worked with Myung Cha Chung and Sang Min Park. She currently attends the Curtis Institute of Music, working with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey.  Her passionate performance style dances between fierce and sweet on repertoire ranging from Brahms to Crumb. The program will include music by De Falla, Cassado, Schumann, and Schubert.

     

     

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  • Dec 8
    Photographs and Text: The Art of the Narrative
    December 8, 2017February 26, 2017

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