Upcoming Events At Homewood
  • Mar 11
    TO Jun 4
    POSTPONED - Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home
    March 11, 2020June 4, 2020


    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free with museum admission


    In accordance with new coronavirus-related guidelines at our parent institution, the Johns Hopkins University, this exhibition is currently inaccessible to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please keep checking this website for updates.Thank you for your understanding.


    Each day, American consumers make hundreds of choices that directly and indirectly contribute to the protection or destruction of the natural environment. But this predicament is not unique to our age. Americans of the early nineteenth century, like the Carrolls of Homewood, also struggled to reconcile the twin impulses of capitalism and conservation. 

    In Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home, Homewood Museum mines its impressive collection of early nineteenth-century decorative arts to explore this dichotomy. From mahogany furniture that encouraged mass deforestation to lithographs that celebrated the new nation's natural splendor, the house-wide exhibition reveals early Americans' complex relationship to their environment and the role Baltimore played as a bustling port of trade and taste-making city. 

    With April 2020 marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Naturally Beautiful asks visitors to consider the museum in a new light and ponder the parallels between historical consumption habits and the current environmental crisis. 



    Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home is free with regular museum admission. Homewood Museum is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. To arrange group tours of seven or more, please call the museum at 410-516-5589.  




    MARCH 12, 5-7 P.M. | Join Homewood Museum for the grand opening of Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home. Explore the exhibition, enjoy refreshments in the Wine Cellar, and hear a special talk by Dr. Laura Turner Igoe, Curator of American Art at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. For more information or to register, click here

    APRIL 7, 5:30-7:30 P.M. | As a benefit of membership, members of the Johns Hopkins University Museums at the the Contributor Level and above ($250+) are invited to a special behind-the-scenes talk with the curators of Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home. For more information, click here. To become a member or upgrade your membership, call 410-516-8327 or email museumsmembership@jhu.edu.  


    This exhibition is made possible in part by Forbes and Sara Maner, Eileen Perkins, and Jill E. McGovern. 

  • Mar 16
    TO Apr 12
    Homewood Museum Closed
    March 16, 2020April 12, 2020

    Homewood Museum Closed until further notice.

    Location: Homewood Museum

    Effective March 16, Homewood Museum will be closed in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University guidelines regarding COVID-19. At this time, our staff will continue the important work of maintaining academic continuity. We’ll provide updates on the museum’s website and social media (Instagram and Facebook). Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions: homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu.

  • Apr 7
    POSTPONED - Naturally Beautiful: Behind-the-Scenes Curators' Talk
    April 7, 2020  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    Exclusive Upper-Level Membership Event

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free for members at Contributor-level and above ($250+ annually)

    Exclusive membership events are a benefit of Contributor-level Membership and above ($250+). Upgrade your Membership to attend this special evening at Homewood Museum. Call 410-516-8327 or email for more information.


    In accordance with new coronavirus-related guidelines at the Johns Hopkins University, this event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you purchased tickets through Eventbrite, a refund will be issued to you. If you do not receive a refund from Eventbrite and believe you are owed one, please email museums@jhu.edu with a request. If you purchased tickets by phone or in person at the museum, please email homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu to request a refund. Thank you for your understanding.


    Upper-level members of the Johns Hopkins University Museums are invited to go behind-the-scenes with the curators of Homewood's spring exhibition, Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home. Hear how the exhibition came together from Homewood's assistant curator Michelle Fitzgerald and JHU art history major and curatorial assistant Ian Waggoner. Refreshments served.


    Michelle Fitzgerald is the assistant curator at Homewood Museum. She began her career as an intern at the Maryland State Archives and has held fellowships specializing in Chesapeake furntiture at Colonial Williamsburg, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and Maryland Historical Society. She holds an M.A. from the University of Delaware's Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and a B.A. in History and Theatre from the University of Maryland. 

    Ian Waggoner is a senior at the Johns Hopkins University majoring in Art History with a minor in the Program in Museums and Society. He serves as the student liaison on the Homewood Museum Advisory Board and is president of the Museums and Society Student Club. He began working as an intern at Homewood Museum in June 2019. 


  • Jun 8
    BUS TRIP: Georgetown Historic House Museums
    June 8, 2020  |  8:30 AM5:30 PM
    Location: Bus departs from and returns to Evergreen Museum & Library Price: FREE for JHU Museums Docents; $65 for JHU Museums Members; $75 General Admission Purchase Tickets

    Please register at homewoodmuseum.eventbrite.com or by calling 410-516-5589.

    Join friends and members of the JHU Museums for a day trip exploring Dumbarton House and Tudor Place, two beautiful historic house museums in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C.!

    The trip will depart from Evergreen Museum & Library at 8:30 a.m. via a luxury motorcoach and arrive at Dumbarton House around 10 a.m. Embark on a guided tour of the Federal-era, Henry Latrobe-designed house and then enjoy a roundtable discussion with Dumbarton staff on interpretive techniques. Next, enjuoy a boxed lunch in Dumbarton House's lovely garden and then stroll to nearby Tudor Place Historic House & Gardens for a guided tour of the 1816 mansion and its 5.5-acre grounds. After that, board the bus for a comfortable trip back to Baltimore. 

    Price includes roundtrip transportation, admission, and lunch. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Walking will be required. Free admission for JHU Museums docents is made possible by the Carol Geist Docent Training Fund. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Members of the JHU Museums qualify for discounted tickets to this and other special programs. If you are interested in becoming a member of the JHU Museums, please click here

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