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.

     

    SESSION 1: GARDEN PLANNING & SEED STARTING
    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.

     

    SESSION 2: SITE PREPARATION & PLANTING
    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.

     

    SESSION 3: MAINTAINING THE GARDEN
    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.

     

    SESSION 4: GETTING READY FOR FALL
    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.

     

    SESSION 5: THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOR
    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.

     

    EXHIBITING ARTISTS

    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.

  • 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 22
    Opening Reception — A Winter's Residence: Charles Carroll of Homewood's Town Houses, 1800-1816
    September 22, 2016  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free for all

    Reservations requested by email or by calling 410.516.5589. PARKING: Complimentary special event parking is available at the University Baptist Church, 3501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. The parking lot is accessible from Greenway.

    Be among the first to see Homewood Museum's new special exhibition, A Winter's Residence: Charles Carroll of Homewood's Town Houses, 1800–1816, at a celebratory reception. 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.

    Guests will enjoy live music, wine, and light refreshments.

    For more information about the exhibition, click here.

    Download the Invitation (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.

  • Oct 10
    TO Oct 24
    Town & Country: Baltimore's Great Architecture 2016 Lecture Series
    October 10, 2016October 24, 2016
    Location: 5pm Receptions: Homewood Museum; 6pm Lectures: 50 Gilman 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. Room 50, Gilman Hall, both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets 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 16th anniversary year of its Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lecture Series, organized as part of AIABaltimore’s Baltimore Architecture Month. In conjunction with the museum's special exhibition A Winter's Residence: Charles Carroll of Homewood's Town Houses, 1800-1816, this lectures series will explore the rhythm and pattern of life in the seasonal move between town and country in booming, bustling, early nineteenth-century Baltimore.

     

    • Oct. 24| From Country Estate to Suburban Neighborhood: Development on the Edge of Baltimore, 1800–1945 | Eric Holcomb

     

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  • Oct 10
    TO Oct 31
    Evergreen Museum & Library Docent Training Course
    October 10, 2016October 31, 2016  |  10:00 AM12:00 PM

    four consecutive Mondays: Oct. 10, 17, 24, and 31

    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 10, 2016 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.

  • Oct 10
    A "House in Town": Charles Carroll of Homewood's Residences in Baltimore City | Lance Humphries, Ph.D.
    October 10, 2016  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM

    Baltimore's Great Architecture 2016 Lecture Series

    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Room 50, Gilman Hall 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 through Brown Paper Tickets 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.

    A "House in Town": Charles Carroll of Homewood's Residences in Baltimore City

     

    Well known for having built one of the most beautiful Federal-era country houses in the United States, Charles Carroll Jr., like many wealthy Baltimoreans of his time, spent most of his winters in the city. The magnificence of his surviving Homewood house has overshadowed the reality that when built, it was intended to be a summer "retreat." During most of the winters that Charles and his wife, Harriet, spent together (1800-1816), the Carrolls typically resided in town.

    Art historian Lance Humphries, Ph.D., executive director of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy and co-curator of the Homewood Museum exhibition A Winter's Residence: Charles Carroll of Homewood's Town Houses, 1800-1816, will trace Charles's seasonal movements and Baltimore town houses, both owned and rented, to better illuminate his domestic life.

     

    This is the first lecture in Homewood Museum's Baltimore's Great Architecture 2016 Lecture Series, Town & Country, planned in conjunction with the special exhibition A Winter's Residence: Charles Carroll of Homewood's Town Houses, 1800–1816, and as part of Baltimore Architecture Month.

     

    The lecture takes place at 6pm in Room 50, Gilman 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.

    Download the Brochure (PDF)

  • Oct 17
    Town House Terroir: The Flavor of Place in Baltimores Vernacular Buildings | Bernard L. Herman, Ph.D.
    October 17, 2016  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM

    Baltimore's Great Architecture 2016 Lecture Series

    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Room 50, Gilman Hall 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 through Brown Paper Tickets 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.

    Town House Terroir: The Flavor of Place in Baltimore's Vernacular Buildings

     

    The houses of early American and Atlantic world seaport cities, Baltimore among them, evolved through a complex and nuanced culture of local and international perceptions and relationships. Beginning with humble one-story wooden dwellings in Fells Point, historian and folklorist BERNARD L. HERMAN, Ph.D., department chair and George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies and Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will explore the nature of those conversations through the metaphor of terroir, simply the taste of place, and how locale flavors not just the appearance of buildings but also how they are experienced and understood in the flows of everyday life. Dr. Herman's books include Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1760-1830, awarded the Abbott Lowell Cummings Award as the best book on North American vernacular architecture.

     

    This is the second part in Homewood Museum's Baltimore's Great Architecture 2016 Lecture Series, Town & Country, planned in conjunction with the special exhibition A Winter's Residence: Charles Carroll of Homewood's Town Houses, 1800–1816, and as part of Baltimore Architecture Month.

     

    The lecture takes place at 6pm in Room 50, Gilman 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.

    Download the Brochure (PDF)

  • Oct 24
    From Country Estate to Suburban Neighborhood: Development on the Edge of Baltimore, 1800–1945 | Eric Holcomb
    October 24, 2016  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM

    baltimore's great architecture 2016 lecture series

    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Room 50, Gilman Hall 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 through Brown Paper Tickets 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.

    From Country Estate to Suburban Neighborhood: Development on the Edge of Baltimore, 1800–1945


    Today, many of Baltimore City's outer neighborhoods exemplify several historic periods of suburban design. Through street layouts, landscaping, and architectural design, Baltimore neighborhoods such as Arcadia, Windsor Hills, and Walbrook manifested the suburban ideal, a harmony between urban and rural amenities. This mixing of city and country living, however, first found form in the eighteenth-century country estate. By 1800, successful merchants had built a ring of country estates surrounding Baltimore, a development pattern that reaches back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, with antecedents into ancient history. This tradition greatly influenced Baltimore's suburban environment. Using Baltimore neighborhoods as illustrations, ERIC HOLCOMB, executive director of the Baltimore City Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP), will describe how Baltimore's country estates developed into neighborhoods, and discuss how the architecture and landscape design of these estates influenced the character of Baltimore's suburban communities.

     

    This is the third and final part in Homewood Museum's Baltimore's Great Architecture 2016 Lecture Series, Town & Country, planned in conjunction with the special exhibition A Winter's Residence: Charles Carroll of Homewood's Town Houses, 1800–1816, and as part of Baltimore Architecture Month.

     

    The lecture takes place at 6pm in Room 50, Gilman 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.

    Download the Brochure (PDF)

  • Oct 29
    Hermès Quartet
    October 29, 2016  |  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.

    Omer Bouchez, Elise Liu, violins; Yung-Hsin Chang, viola; Anthony Kondo, cello 

    The luminous talent of the Paris-based Hermès Quartet has consistently brought the ensemble acclaim: First Prize Winners of the 2012 Young Concert Artist International Auditions, the 2011 Geneva International Music Competition, and the European Chamber Music Competition in Paris. The Quartet's debut recording of Haydn and Beethoven was released on the Ysaÿe Records/Nascor label. With "an unusual and winning combination of decisiveness and depth…the Hermès Quartet is ready to take its place in the new generation" (New York Times).

     

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  • Nov 1
    Day Trip to Philadelphia Museum of Art
    November 1, 2016  |  8:30 AM6:00 PM

    register by september 30

    Price: $135 for Members and volunteers of the University Museums; $145 all others

    Please return a completed registration form by mail or email, or call Evergreen Museum & Library to register: 410.516.0341. Registration is requested by September 30.

    James Archer Abbott, the Philip Franklin Wagley Director of Evergreen Museum & Library, escorts members and friends of the University Museums on a day-long visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, featuring guided tours of the special exhibitions, Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House and Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950.

    Download the Itinerary and Registration Form (PDF)

  • Nov 5
    Carroll Mansion Tour & Lunch
    November 5, 2016  |  11:00 AM1:00 PM

    register by november 1

    Price: $20

    Please register by November 1 by calling Homewood Museum: 410.516.5589. Meet at the Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. For directions and parking, click here.

    Join Dr. Lance Humphries and Catherine Rogers Arthur, co-curators of Homewood Museum's special exhibition, A Winter's Residence: Charles Carroll of Homewood's Town Houses, 1800–1816, for a visit to the Carroll Mansion, built in 1804–08 and the winter home of Carroll's father and Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

    Enjoy a guided tour of the mansion by Paula Hankins, executive director of the Carroll Museums, and learn what this Baltimore neighborhood looked like in the early 1800s, when Charles Jr. lived across the street from his father.

    A catered lunch will follow in a private room on the mansion's second floor.

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  • 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.

     

     

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