Upcoming Exhibitions at the JHU Museums
  • Oct 24
    TO May 31
    From Here to Eternity: The Symbolism of Evergreen's 'Eight Immortals' Scrolls
    October 24, 2014May 31, 2015
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

    In the early 1920s, Russian stage designer and artist Léon Bakst acquired an imposing series of late 18th-century red and gold painted Chinese scrolls for Evergreen as part of his avant-garde decorative scheme for a new dining room. Each scroll identifies one of the Eight Immortals, ancient figures empowered by a unique attribute that could extend life, bestow wealth, or destroy evil. This focus exhibition pushes beyond the decorative aspects of the scrolls to reveal a more nuanced appreciation of the fascinating mythological figures that inhabit them. Also on display are related works from the museum’s permanent collection.

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  • Dec 4
    TO May 31
    Making a Museum: The Peale Family in Early Baltimore
    December 4, 2014May 31, 2015
    Location: Homewood Museum

    Included with guided museum tour admission, or $3 for the exhibition only.

    Charles Willson Peale, his sons, nieces and nephew were artists and naturalists whose portraits, miniatures, still lifes and silhouettes provide an eloquent and detailed chronicle of the most notable people and events of the republic’s early history. In addition to a selection of the family’s Baltimore-related artwork, this focus exhibition explores the origins and continued development of the landmark museum and portrait gallery opened in Baltimore by Rembrandt Peale in 1814, and which now is poised to reopen after restoration as the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture.

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  • Dec 11
    TO Jul 19
    Repoussé Style, Then and Now: A Celebration of the Art of Michael Izrael Galmer
    December 11, 2014July 19, 2015
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or $3 for exhibition only.

    The ancient metalworking technique of repoussé, the art of raising ornament in relief from the reverse side, has a rich history. In America, repoussé-style silver became associated early on with Baltimore, largely through the influence of the China Trade and its introduction of complementary carved and ornamented wares. From the mid-19th century through the post-World War II era, repoussé became a kind of esthetic moniker for the "Monument City." This often ornate style fell out of fashion in the last quarter of the 20th century, but has since seen a resurgence of interest nationwide, in part through the modern interpretations and applications of contemporary Russian-émigré silversmith Michael Izrael Galmer. This exhibition brings together thirty important pieces of Galmer’s silverwork and jewelry, displayed alongside historical examples of repoussé flatware and hollowware from the Evergreen Museum & Library collection.

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  • Apr 17
    TO Sep 27
    Homewood, in the Black + White Aesthetic
    April 17, 2015September 27, 2015
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or $3 for exhibition only.

    This intimate group photography exhibition is the culmination of a Johns Hopkins University course that focused on the black-and-white aesthetic as achieved through digital photography. The works on view communicate individual impressions of Homewood Museum, and convey magical effects through the use of specialized approaches and techniques for staging, shooting and post-processing.

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  • May 9
    Pre-Preakness Artist's Reception: Michael Izrael Galmer
    May 9, 2015  |  1:00 PM3:00 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Free

    Artist's remarks at 1:30 p.m. Due to this special event, only the 12 noon guided museum tour will be offered on this day.

    Join us in welcoming renowned silversmith and jeweler Michael Izreal Galmer, who makes a replica each year of the spectacular 155-year-old Woodlawn Vase for the winner of Maryland’s Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in thoroughbred racing’s prestigious Triple Crown. 

    Galmer’s masterful works are currently on view in the museum’s exhibition, Repoussé Style, Then and Now, including a newly added Woodlawn replica in anticipation of the 2015 race. 

    View the exhibition, hear the artist speak, enjoy a public reception with light refreshments, and visit the museum’s first floor period rooms and Léon Bakst-designed private theatre. Treat Mom to a memorable pre-Mother’s Day at Evergreen that the whole family will enjoy.

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