Exhibitions

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Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America
January 18 – March 11, 2018

This national traveling panel exhibition tells the remarkable story of Alexander Hamilton, the statesman whose face is on the ten-dollar bill, but whose life is a mystery to most Americans. Hamilton (1757-1804), became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury at age 32, and was a Revolutionary War soldier, financial and legal genius, opponent of slavery, and author of most of the Federalist Papers, which were critical in 1787-1788 in gaining popular support to ratify the Constitution.  

Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America recounts Hamilton’s meteoric rise from an orphaned, 15-year-old immigrant to George Washington’s aide and a pivotal figure in the founding of the country. Hamilton foresaw the complex modern society the U.S. would become and was a driving force in creating the financial, political and legal that have shaped the nation for more than 200 years.

The Homewood Museum installation of the exhibition brings together a group of Hamilton-related paintings, sculpture, works on paper, correspondance, ephemera, and other archival documents from the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums, with the addition of several loans from local private collections.

Visitor Information

On view 11am–4pm Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm Saturday–Sunday (last guided tour departs at 3:30pm) / Free with museum admission.

Related Programming
  • Talk by Jim Ashton — "Hamilton and the Revolution: Patriotic Songs, New, Old, and Rebellious": February 1, 2018, 5:30–7pm / $8 public; Free for members and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students / Register online through Eventbrite or call 410.516.5589
  • Talk by Mark Bramble — "42nd Street, Barnum, and Hamilton: Dance for Theatrical Storytelling": February 6, 2018, 5:30–7pm / $12 public; $10 members; Free for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students / Register online through Eventbrite or call 410.516.5589
Curator

The exhibition was organized by the New-York Historical Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the American Library Association. Its presentation at Homewood Museum is curated by Julie Rose, Director and Curator of Homewood Museum.

Online Exhibition

Visit the online exhibition at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History website.