3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

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Making a Museum: The Peale Family in Early Baltimore
December 4, 2014 – May 31, 2015

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.

Visitor Information

On view 11am–4pm Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm Saturday–Sunday (last tour departs at 3:30pm) / Included with guided museum tour admission, or $3 for the exhibition only.


Making a Museum: The Peale Family in Early Baltimore is organized by students from The Johns Hopkins University enrolled in Curating Homewood, a course offered at Homewood Museum in fall 2014 by Johns Hopkins' Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.


The exhibition is made possible by an endowment established by the late Anne Merrick Pinkard.