Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Oct 1
    TO Oct 29
    Evergreen Museum & Library Docent Training Program
    October 1, 2018October 29, 2018  |  10:00 AM12:00 PM

    JOIN EVERGREEN MUSEUM & LIBRARY 

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Purchase Tickets

    Participation in the Docent Program is contingent on securing a favorable background check report. For more information, please email or call 410.516.0341.

    Interested in history, architecture, or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at Evergreen Museum & Library! Volunteer docents at Evergreen 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.

    Community members who are accepted into the program are required to complete the museum's 5-week Docent Training Course. Volunteers who successfully complete the training will be expected to commit to working a minimum of four hours per month. 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.

    To secure your place in the Fall 2018 Docent Training Program, please register at evergreenmuseum.eventbrite.com 

    Download the Application (PDF)

  • Oct 1
    TO Oct 29
    Lost and Found: 2018 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lecture Series
    October 1, 2018October 29, 2018  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM
    Location: Receptions: Homewood Museum; Lectures: Room 111, Mergenthaler Hal Price: Series subscription: $40 public; $25 JHU Museums and AIA members, and JHU faculty, staff and alumni (with ID); Free for students (full-time with ID). Purchase Tickets

    5 p.m. receptions at Homewood Museum; 6 p.m. lectures in Room 111, Mergenthaler Hall, both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. Free parking available in the Johns Hopkins Club lot. 

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite 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 18th season of its Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lectures, organized as part of AIABaltimore’s Baltimore Architecture Month. This season, themed "Lost and Found" examines three local architectural treasures that were saved from obscurity by recent scholarship, preservation, and restoration.

     

    • Oct. 1 | Recovering Eden: Reconstructing Robert Eden's Annapolis Mansion | Michelle Fitzgerald
    • Oct. 22 | Becoming Buckland: Rediscovering One of America's Earliest Architects | Rachel Lovett

     

    Free 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 take a ticket to activate the parking gate, however, the exit gate will be open so the ticket will not need to be validated. 

     

    1 AIA/CES LU available per lecture. 

     

  • Oct 22
    Becoming Buckland: Rediscovering One of America's Earliest Architects | Rachel Lovett
    October 22, 2018  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM

    2018 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures

    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Room 111, Mergenthaler Hall Price: $15 public; $10 members of the University Museums and AIABaltimore, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); Free for full-time students (with ID). Purchase Tickets

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. For information about lecture series subscriptions, click here.

    Becoming Buckland: Rediscovering One of America's Earliest Architects

     

    The beautiful Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis is a masterpiece of skilled craftsmanship and elegant Palladian design. But up until the early twentieth century, the name of its architect had been lost to time. It was only after 1924 that scholars realized that the house could be credited to William Buckland, a man whose name had faded into obscurity. Now, thanks to detailed scholarship, Hammond-Harwood House Curator and Assistant Director Rachel Lovett will discuss Buckland's brief but eventful life, from his birth in Oxford, England, in 1734, to his indenture at George Mason’s Gunston’s Hall, to his time as the architect of choice for the elite of Virginia and Annapolis.

     

    5 p.m. Reception at Homewood Museum
    6 p.m. Lecture in Mergenthaler Hall, Room 111

    Both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

     

    This is the second part in Homewood Museum's 2018 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures, Lost and Found, presented as part of Baltimore Architecture month. 1 AIA CES learning unit will be available. Series tickets available here

     

    Free event parking will be available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot. Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. 

     

    PARKING

    Free 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.

  • Oct 24
    John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad by Kathleen Waters Sander
    October 24, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    Author Talk & Book Signing

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $8 public, Free for Museum Members and JHU Faculty, Staff & Students w/ JHED ID Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advance registration is recommended: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.

    Evergreen Museum & Library, the Evergreen House Foundation, and the Johns Hopkins University Press invite you to a talk on Gilded Age banker, businessman, and Garrett family patriarch, John Work Garrett (1820-1884), by Kathleen Waters Sander, author of the recently-published, John W. Garrett and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Book signing and reception to follow.

    John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is published by Johns Hopkins University Press. To purchase a copy, click here

     


     

    Kathleen Waters Sander teaches at the University of Maryland University College. She is the author of The Business of Charity: The Women’s Exchange Movement, 1832-1900 and Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age.

  • Oct 29
    Revealing the Artist: Restoring the Bay of Naples Mural at Clifton Mansion | Thomas Moore, Gillian Quinn, and Laurie A. Timm
    October 29, 2018  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM

    2018  Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures

    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Room 50, Gilman Hall Price: $15 public; $10 members of the University Museums and AIABaltimore, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); Free for full-time students (with ID). Purchase Tickets

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. For information about lecture series subscriptions, click here.

    Revealing the Artist: Restoring the Bay of Naples Mural at Clifton Mansion 

    When the Baltimore-based nonprofit Civic Works relocated 25 years ago to Clifton Mansion, the former summer home of Johns Hopkins, the new tenants found evidence of a large wall mural in what was the Italianate mansion's grand entry hall. In April 2017, work began to restore the space, including the 160-year-old mural. Now, almost 18 months later, conservators Thomas Moore, Gillian Quinn, and Laurie A. Timm, will discuss what it took to uncover the 15-by-25-foot painting of the Bay of Naples, and what suprises the mural yeilded as they peeled back layer upon layer of the past. 

     

    5 p.m. Reception at Homewood Museum

    6 p.m. Lecture at Mergenthaler Hall, Room 111

    Both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

     

    This is the third and final part in Homewood Museum's 2018 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures, Lost and Found, presented as part of Baltimore Architecture Month. 1 AIA CES learning unit will be available. Series tickets available here

     

    PARKING

    Free 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.

  • Nov 1
    Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice by Ross Jones
    November 1, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    Author Talk & Book Signing

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $8 public, free for members of the JHU Museums and JHU faculty, staff, and students with J-Card. Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advanced registration is recommended: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-0341. 

     

    Evergreen Museum & Library and the Evergreen House Foundation invite you to learn about Elisabeth Gilman (1867-1950), an unheralded heroine of the early 20th-century progressive movement. As the youngest daughter of Daniel Coit Gilman, founding President of Johns Hopkins University, “Miss Lizzie” grew up privileged but spent her entire adult life advocating and agitating for social justice and reform. Ross Jones, the author of the new biography Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice, will discuss the extraordinary life of this irrepressible and influential Baltimorean. Book signing and reception to follow.


     

    Before retiring in 2003, Ross Jones spent more than four decades in various administrative roles for Johns Hopkins University, including Vice President and Secretary. An alumnus of Johns Hopkins, he earned a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University. Previously he had worked briefly as a reporter for newspapers in Pennsylvania and New York.

  • Nov 16
    Homewood Museum Antiques Forum: Baltimore Silver
    November 16, 2018

    includes special tour of private silver collections!

    Location: Homewood Museum, The Johns Hopkins Club, Two Private Residences Price: $100 JHU Museums Members/ $125 non-members Purchase Tickets

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Walk-in registration based on seating availability. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589. 

    Join Homewood for a special day-long celebration of fine silver! Using pieces of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century silver from Homewood's collection and private collections, three experts will discuss how aesthetics and fashionable forms emerged and offer insights into the societies in which the pieces were created. After lunch at the Johns Hopkins Club, attendees will have the rare opportunity to tour the exquisite private collections or two local collectors. 

     

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

     

    • 9:30-10 A.M. Coffee and registration at Homewood Museum
    • 10:15-11 A.M. Talk by Katharine Fitzgerald: "The Harvey Lewis and Carroll Family Salver: A Story to 'Chew' On"
    • 12-1 P.M. Lunch at the Johns Club with keynote presentation by Ann K. Wagner: "Keeping Patrimony Chic: Baltimore's Early Repousse Silver
    • 1-2 P.M. Talk by Paul Winicki: "Two Centuries of Baltimore Silver: Show and Tell" 
    • 2:30-5 P.M. Tour of antique silver collections at private residences (Attendees must provide their own transportation; directions will be provided on the day of the event)

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

    Katharine Fitzgerald 
    Katharine Fitzgerald is a Lois F. McNeil Fellow in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware. A native of New England, she grew up in a family with keen interest in early American material culture. She graduated from Tufts University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Italian Studies, and held internships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as a researcher in the Contemporary Art Department and in Museum Education. Prior to her Fellowship at Winterthur, she worked for Skinner, Inc., in Appraisal Services and Oriental Rugs and Carpets. Most recently, she completed an internship in the practical work of repairing and maintaining antique clocks with Lili von Baeyer, historic clockmaker and repairwoman, in Philadelphia. During her time at Winterthur, Fitzgerald has pursued her interests in a variety of decorative arts from furniture to silver and has acted as author and co-editor for the Program's Blog, "Material Matters." During her final year at Winterthur, she is looking forward to continuing her thesis work on marine chronometers aboard 19th-century American sail-powered vessels.

     

    Ann K. Wagner - Keynote Speaker
    Ann K. Wagner, Curator of Decorative Arts, is responsible for approximately 20,000 objects of silver, metalware, and related composite materials such as lighting, firearms, and organics at Winterthur Museum in Delaware. She joined the curatorial staff immediately following her master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware. Ms. Wagner previously was the curatorial assistant for the department of European and American Decorative Arts at the Seattle Art Museum. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Washington in Seattle after graduating summa cum laude from Wheaton College, Massachusetts. 

    At Winterthur, Wagner enjoys introducing graduate students and the public to decorative arts and material culture through exhibitions, workshops, and classes. She has spoken to audiences from Los Angeles to Williamsburg and has written articles about American silver for publications including The Magazine Antiques, Fine Art & Antiques, Silver Magazine, and The Decorator. She was an invited contributor to the recent book American Silver in the Art Institute of Chicago, and co-authored a book and co-curated the major traveling exhibition titled: Silversmiths to the Nation: Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, 1808-1842. Wagner is an alumna of the Attingham Summer School, Society of Winterthur Fellows, and member of the Association of Art Museum Curators, the London Silver Society, the New York Silver Society, the American Ceramics Circle, and The Royal Oak Foundation.

     

    Paul Winicki
    Paul Winicki is the founder of Radcliffe Jewelers, an appraiser with more than 34 years experience, and a veteran on PBS's Antiques Roadshow. He has particular expertise in antique pocket watches and wristwatches, antique American silver—Baltimore silver, in particular—as well as furniture from the early 19th century through the early 20th century. He has served on the board of the Baltimore Museum of Art's American Wing and currently sits on the Acquisition Committee for the Maryland Historical Society. He has spoken at numerous antique shows and other events and on the topic of American antique silver. 

     

     

  • Dec 3
    Homewood by Candlelight
    December 3, 2018  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free for members and JHU faculty, staff, and students; $8 non-members Purchase Tickets

    Reservations requested through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. 

    Decorated for the holidays with garlands and boxwood, Homewood exudes a festive spirit that is best witnessed at the museum's annual Homewood by Candlelight open house. Glittering candlelight throughout the museum make Homewood appear as it might have in the early 19th century. The furnished period rooms will be filled with festive decor, the museum shop will offer a wide variety of holiday gift-giving ideas for people of all ages, and seasonal refreshments will be served in the wine cellar. 

  • Dec 6
    An Ever Green Evening
    December 6, 2018  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Free for members and JHU faculty, staff, & students; $8 non-members Purchase Tickets

    Reservations requested online through Eventbrite, by calling 410.516.0341 or by email.

    Evergreen Museum & Library’s annual holiday party features creatively themed seasonal decorations, special displays of collection objects, and live music. Festive fare will be served, a festooned period sleigh will serve as the perfect backdrop for your own photographic memories, and the museum shop will be filled with unique gift ideas and fresh greens harvested from Evergreen’s extensive grounds.

  • Dec 8
    Electricity: Songs from the Time of Tiffany
    December 8, 2018  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2018-2019
    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.

    Electricity: Songs from the Time of Tiffany 

    At the turn of the 20th century, America was coursing with electricity—both literally and figuratively. As an artist, designer, and entrepreneur, Louis Comfort Tiffany harnessed the current of the age to produce beautiful, functional objects for an aspiring American bourgeoisie. To pay tribute to the man, his age, and Evergreen's extensive art glass collection, the engaging trio of Michael Lasser (narrator), Cindy Miller (vocals), and Alan Jones (piano/vocals) will perform tunes from the Great American Songbook in a concert charting the dominant themes of Tiffany's era, from electrification and automation to suburbanization and female liberation.     

     

  • Jan 15
    TO Mar 21
    The Many Faces of George Washington
    January 15, 2019March 21, 2019

    Special Exhibition! 

    Price: Free with museum admission

    Brave soldier, wise statesman, ardent patriot: George Washington's legend has only grown with time. This traveling panel exhibition—on loan from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, and supplmented with objects drawn from Johns Hopkins University collections—reveals the complex man behind the myth. 

  • Jan 26
    Omer Quartet
    January 26, 2019  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    Music at Evergreen Concert Series

    Music at Evergreen 2018-2019
    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.

     

    Mason Yu, Erica Tursi, violins; Jinsun Hong, viola; Alex Cox, cello

    Currently Hailed by critics for both its "sense of discovery and adventure," and its "considerable finesse," the Omer Quartet is a classical quartet on the rise. Last year was a break-out year for the group as it took First Prize in the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and began its tenure as the Doctoral Fellowship Strong Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Maryland. This season, the quartet is the Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence at New York's Caramoor Center for Music and Arts and will make its New York City and Washington, D.C. concert debuts.

  • Feb 23
    Nathan Lee, piano
    February 23, 2019  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2018-2019
    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 through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341. For complete details about the Music at Evergreen Concert Series click here.

    Nathan Lee, piano

    At the age of 15, Nathan Lee won First Prize in the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, as well as 14 special prizes. Despite his youth, Mr. Lee already has performed in Korea and Italy and shared a stage with classical music superstars Jean-Yves Thubaudet and Lang Lang. In addition, he recently made his Kennedy Center debut and performed with his hometown orchestra, the Seattle Symphony. Don't miss this chance to hear this emerging classical music phenom in an intimate setting. 

     

     

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