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Baltimore's Billy Baldwin
May 20, 2010–October 24, 2010

Furniture, textiles, fine art, and photographs illustrate the professional evolution of Baltimore-born William "Billy" Baldwin (1903–1983), probably the most ingenious of 20th-century interior designers. Throughout a career spanning five decades, the so-called dean of American decorators introduced a more relaxed and practical interior design sensibility with guiding principles that could be followed by anyone, and which still are today. The exhibition focuses attention on Baldwin's life-long pride in his Monument City origins, and includes vignettes representing three of his Maryland-based commissions that show the development of his now-iconic design vocabularly.

SYMPOSIUM: "Thoroughly Modern Billy: The Career and Legacy of Baltimore's Billy Baldwin"

October 9, 9:30am–4pm, Evergreen Museum & Library


PROGRAM

8:45–9:30am / Registration & Continental Breakfast Reception

9:30–9:45am / Welcome

9:45am–12pm / Session One 

 

JAMES A. ABBOTT, Director and Curator, Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University: "Baltimore's Billy Baldwin" 

STEVEN SUTOR, Senior Design Associate, Chambers: "Chambers and Baldwin: Design Foundations of a Master"

 

12–1:15pm / Lunch & Exhibition Viewing

Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch; beverages will be provided. Boxed lunches are available to order for $14 during advance registration only.

 

1:15–4pm / Session Two 

 

EDWARD ZAJAC, Interior Designer and Former Assitant at Baldwin & Martin, Inc.: "My Life with Billy B. in NYC"

ADAM LEWIS, Interior Designer and Author: "Billy Baldwin: The Great American Decorator"

PANEL DISCUSSION — Moderated conversation featuring Baltimore-based friends of Billy Baldwin, symposium speakers, and a question-and-answer period.

 

REGISTRATION

Due to limited seating, advance registration is required. To register, please call Nancy Powers at 410.516.0341 or e-mail for more information.

 

$45 non-Members; $35 Members; $25 Students (full-time with valid i.d.). A limited number of free seats are available for Johns Hopkins students with valid i.d. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch; beverages will be provided. Boxed lunches are available to order for $14 during advance registration only.  

 

Registration fee includes symposium attendance, coffee and beverages, museum admission, and exhibition catalogue. Payment may be made by credit card (MasterCard, Visa) or check (payable to “Evergreen Museum & Library”).

Organized by Evergreen Museum & Library

Baltimore's Billy Baldwin is curated by James Abbott, director and curator of Evergreen Museum & Library, and students enrolled in his spring 2010 seminar at The Johns Hopkins University, as part of the museum's Modernism at Evergreen exhibition series.

Sponsor

Baltimore's Billy Baldwin and its accompanying publication are made possible by The Richard C. von Hess Foundation. Symposium support is provided by The Richard C. von Hess Foundation, the Evergreen House Foundation, and the Maryland State Arts Council.