Rights and Reproductions

Evergreen Museum & Library provides images for educational presentations, professional research, print and electronic publications, and media projects. All requests for images must be made in writing to the Director-Curator. All requests are processed in a timely manner, according to the order in which they are received.

Contact: James Archer Abbott via email or at the following address: Evergreen Museum & Library
4545 N. Charles Street
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21210

4545 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210
Evergreen Collections

Architecture, paintings, decorative arts, rare books, philanthropy, Baltimore's railroad history, and more. Evergreen Museum & Library, the one-time Italianate country residence of two generations of Baltimore’s philanthropic Garrett family, is celebrated for its holdings of Asian arts—porcelains, lacquer wares, and netsuke (miniature carved ivories); European paintings—including works by Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), and Ignacio Zuloaga (1870-1945); American art glass — the majority of pieces assigned to Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933); and the John Work Garrett Library of rare books and manuscripts.

This eclectic house-museum also features costume designs, drawings, and a mesmerizing private theatre designed by celebrated Russian émigré Léon Bakst (1866-1924), best known for his set designs for the Ballet Russes. Also of note are the career drawings of regional architect Laurence Hall Fowler (1876-1971); murals by Mexican-born artist Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957); and paintings by Frenchman Raoul Dufy (1877-1953).

The collections of Evergreen afford a unique perspective regarding the evolution of American collecting taste and connoisseurship, from the country’s post-Civil War industrial revolution to the modern jet age.

Portions of Evergreen’s fine and decorative art collections are represented on-line in the Johns Hopkins University Cultural Properties Database.

Evergreen Museum & Library: Baltimore’s Inspiration for Collecting

Download this essay by Evergreen director and curator James A. Abbott about the treasures at Evergreen and how they were assembled by the Garrett family. (PDF)

  • Highlights
    Architecture, paintings, decorative arts, rare books, philanthropy, Baltimore’s railroad history, and more.
  • The Garrett Family
    Evergreen Museum & Library, a former Italianate mansion with classical revival additions, was built in 1857 by Baltimore's Broadbent family. Purchased in 1878 by John W. Garrett, president of the B&O Railroad, for his son, T. Harrison Garrett, Evergreen was home to two generations of the Garrett family.
  • The John Work Garrett Library
    The John Work Garrett Library is a remarkable research library amassed by T. Harrison Garrett and his son The Honorable John Work Garrett, who bequeathed the collection in 1942 to The Johns Hopkins University.
  • Laurence Hall Fowler Study Room
    The Laurence Hall Fowler Study Room houses an extensive collection of drawings and other artifacts associated with the 20th-century Baltimore architect and book collector, Laurence Hall Fowler (1876–1971), who designed additions to Evergreen House under commissions from the Garrett family.