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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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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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. 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.
SESSION 2: SITE PREPARATION & PLANTING
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.
SESSION 3: MAINTAINING THE GARDEN
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.
SESSION 4: GETTING READY FOR FALL
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.
SESSION 5: THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOR
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.
Ticket includes admission to the guided museum tour (departs 12 and 1 p.m.) and a post-concert reception with the musicians. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. 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.
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.
Ticket includes lecture admission, cocktails, and supper. Very limited space; advance registration is required. Tickets available online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.
The partnership between Sister Parish and Albert Hadley influenced American décor for more than three decades, and their legendary firm was a training ground for dozens of designers now acclaimed in their own right. Renowned alumnus JOHN J. TACKETT discusses his early career with the iconic tastemakers, shares current trends in residential architecture and design, and takes audience questions over cocktails and a light supper.
John J. Tackett’s work has been published in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, House & Garden, and House Beautiful, in addition to more than a dozen books on architecture and design. He is the owner of John Tackett Design in Memphis, Tennessee and the author of the blog, The Devoted Classicist.
Please return a completed registration form by mail or email, or call Evergreen Museum & Library to register: 410.516.0341. Registration is requested by Friday, March 31.
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 Washington, D.C. to tour the new exhibition Meet Netsuke! Storytellers of Japan at the Japan Information & Culture Center and historic Decatur House, the first private residence constructed on Lafayette Square and the last of Benjamin Henry Latrobe's city houses in America to be preserved. Lunch is at the private Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square.
Depart promptly at 9 a.m. from Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, 21210 and travel by motorcoach to Washington, D.C. Return to Evergreen by 5 p.m.
Please wear comfortable shoes; there will be roughly 0.8 miles of total walking between the three venues. Lunch attire: Gentlemen are required to wear a coat and tie or a suit; ladies’ dress should be of comparable degree of formality.
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 through Brown Paper Tickets 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 a "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, Korea, 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.
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.
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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.
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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