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Zelda Fitzgerald: Choreography in Color
October 19, 2011–January 29, 2012

Gifted as a painter, dancer, and writer, Zelda Fitzgerald (1900–1948) struggled to satisfy society’s expectations for domestic wife and mother while embodying the Jazz Age’s ideal of free-spirited modern woman. This intimate, student-curated exhibition will examine her efforts to bridge these two extremes, as well as the more-often-than-not empty promise of freedom with which “flapping” left the young Zelda. Included on view will be paintings and drawings drawn from the holdings of  Johns Hopkins University and various national collections, as well as objects reflective of Zelda’s writing and dancing endeavors.

Visitor Information

On view 11am–4pm Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm Saturday–Sunday / Free with guided museum tour admission.

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Exhibition Programs

Programs and dates are subject to change. For information and registration, call 410.516.0341 or visit the museum.

Fall Exhibitions Opening Night Celebration: October 18, 6pm / FREE; rsvp


Zelda Fitzgerald: Choreography in Color is organized by guest curator Laura Maria Somenzi, a junior in the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.


The exhibition is accompanyed by an illustrated publication of the same title by exhibition curator Laura Maria Somenzi. The publication will be available for sale in the Evergreen Museum & Library gift shop.


The exhibition and accompanying publication are made possible by the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, Arts Innovation Grant Program, and Museums & Society Program at The Johns Hopkins University. Additional support comes from the Evergreen House Foundation, and the Maryland State Arts Council.