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Baltimore, MD 21210
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From Here to Eternity: The Symbolism of Evergreen's 'Eight Immortals' Scrolls
October 24, 2014 – May 31, 2015

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.

From Here to Eternity: The Symbolism of Evergreen's 'Eight Immortals' Scrolls will appear in the Dining Room.

Visitor Information

On view 11am–4pm Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm Saturday–Sunday (last tour departs at 3pm) / Included with guided museum tour admission.

Curator

From Here to Eternity: The Symbolism of Evergreen's 'Eight Immortals' Scrolls is guest curated by Shilei Chen, a junior from China majoring in history of art at Johns Hopkins University.

Sponsor

The exhibition is made possible, in part, by the Evergreen House Foundation and the Maryland State Arts Council.