Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Jan 15
    TO Mar 21
    The Many Faces of George Washington
    January 15, 2019March 21, 2019

    Special Exhibition! 

    Price: Free with museum admission

    Soldier, statesman, patriot, planter, slaveholder: George Washington's legend has evolved with time. This traveling panel exhibition reveals the complex man behind the myth.

    “The Many Faces of George Washington” looks at Washington’s leadership in the exhibition’s seven sections: Virginia Childhood, Risk Taker, Realistic Visionary, Wise Decision Maker, Impassioned Learner, Visionary Entrepreneur, and At Home at Mount Vernon. Produced by George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, this exhibition presents the many different facets of Washington’s leadership through dazzling color graphics of paintings, photographs, and iconic objects from the Mount Vernon collections.

    At Homewood, exhibition materials are supplemented by objects drawn from Johns Hopkins University collections and regional history museums. The unique amalgam of objects furthers the ongoing public conversation about the promise and paradox of Washington, who is as celebrated for his leadership today as he was upon his death 220 years ago.    

  • Feb 1
    TO Feb 28
    February 1, 2019February 28, 2019

    FREE GUIDED TOURS | Tuesday-Sunday during February

    Price: FREE for individuals and groups under 7

    Tours of Homewood depart on the hour (last tour at 3 p.m.). Advance reservations appreciated by calling 410.516.5589. Groups over 6 require advance reservation.

    In honor of Black History Month Homewood Museum is launching a new interprative tour and offering FREE admission for the entire month of February. The revamped tour, titled "Families at Homewood," draws on new scholarship to tell the stories of Charles and Harriet Carroll, for whom Homewood was constructed in 1801, and two enslaved families, the Rosses and the Conners, who labored for the Carrolls in first quarter of the 19th century, and whose stories have never before been told in such detail. 

    Using Homewood's exquisitely restored period rooms and its world renowned collections, the tour reveals how the fates of all three families became inextricably linked, in ways both typical and unexpected. The tour also contextualizes their experiences within early republic Baltimore, when slavery and ideals of liberty shaped and steered the young nation. 

    Whether you are new to Homewood or have experienced it before, this new tour provides fresh insights about Homewood's first residents and the complex society in which they sought fulfillment.  

  • Feb 14
    TO May 3
    New Acquisition: Drawings by Aaron Sopher
    February 14, 2019May 3, 2019
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Free with Museum Admission

    Born to a large Jewish family in East Baltimore, Aaron Sopher (1905–72) became one of the most prolific and inimitable illustrators of the mid-twentieth century, capturing the world as he saw it for America’s leading periodicals, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The Baltimore Sun, where he worked as a freelance illustrator.

    In November 1962 Sopher was commissioned by The Baltimore Sun to illustrate a series of letters between its film and drama critic, R.H. Gardner, and a reader using the name Lorry Quakenbush. The letters revealed Quakenbush, a self-described "semi-literate pool hustler," to be a sensitive and perceptive foil for Gardner.

    The six sketches in this focus exhibition reveal Sopher's process as he sought to capture this most unusual penpal in pen and ink.  

    This exhibition celebrates the recent gift of thirty-four drawings by Aaron Sopher to Evergreen Museum & Library from Chris Bready. The exhibition is guest curated by Bella Smith, a senior at Baltimore School for the Arts and Evergreen's Summer 2018 Bloomberg Arts Intern.

  • Feb 23
    Nathan Lee, piano—SOLD OUT!
    February 23, 2019  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2018-2019
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $15 members, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); $20 public; $10 students (full-time with ID) Purchase Tickets

    Ticket includes admission to the guided museum tour (departs 12 and 1 p.m.) and a post-concert reception with the musicians. Limited space; advance tickets are recommended. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341. For complete details about the Music at Evergreen Concert Series click here.

    Nathan Lee, piano

    At the age of 15, Nathan Lee won First Prize in the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, as well as 14 special prizes. Despite his youth, Mr. Lee already has performed in Korea and Italy and shared a stage with classical music superstars Jean-Yves Thubaudet and Lang Lang. In addition, he recently made his Kennedy Center debut and performed with his hometown orchestra, the Seattle Symphony. Don't miss this chance to hear this emerging classical music phenom in an intimate setting. 



  • Mar 8
    Pinkard-Bolton JHU Internship: Call for Applications
    March 8, 2019

    Paid Summer Internship for JHU Undergrads

    Location: Homewood Museum

    The Pinkard-Bolton Internship Program provides Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain significant understanding of the museum profession through work at Homewood Museum. 

    All candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins and must have some relevant coursework in American Art, American Architecture, American History or Material Culture, as well as Museums & Society, anthropology, or education. Graduating seniors are not eligible the summer after their senior year.

    One intern will be selected for Summer 2019 and will receive a stipend of $1,500 (100 hours/8 weeks). Exact dates and hours of work will be determined by the curator and the intern. Internship timeframe is from late June through early August. Participants are not eligible to receive academic credit. It is strongly suggested that applicants visit the museum prior to submitting their application if they have not already done so. Information on visiting Homewood may be found here.



    Selection is competitive. Applicants should include a resumé or curriculum vitae, a letter of application describing particular interests and relevant experience, and a letter of recommendation from a professor or mentor. All materials must be emailed to Homewood Museum’s director/curator Dr. Julie Rose (jrose37@jhu.edu) no later than 6 p.m., March 8, 2019.  



    For more information, including a description of this summer's project, download the PDF at the link below. Interested Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with further questions are welcome to contact Dr. Rose by email, jrose37@jhu.edu.


    The Nan Pinkard-Aurelia Bolton internship was established in honor of Anne Merrick Pinkard by lead gifts from Aurelia Garland Bolton and Hershel L. Seder, and support from the France-Merrick Foundation. This internship celebrates the lifelong friendship of these two women and their shared devotion to Homewood Museum.

    Download Intern Project Descriptions PDF

  • Mar 13
    Black Women in Slavery's Archive: Silence, Resistance, and Resonances
    March 13, 2019  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    Women's History Month Lecture!

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $10 general public; FREE for JHU Museums members and JHU faculty, staff, and students Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advance registration is strongly encourged. Walk-in seating will be based on availablity. To register, visit Eventbrite online or call 410-516-5589. 

    How did enslaved and free women of African descent navigate bondage in urban settings and across households? This talk, by Jessica Marie Johnson, Ph.D., explores the varied strategies women of African descent used to create autonomy for themselves, even in the intimate—and often violent—terrain of slaveholding cities. A special focus will be placed on women in households and the role these domestic spaces played in constructing gender. 

    5:30 reception at Homewood Museum 

    6:30 p.m. talk at Remsen Hall, Room 1



    Jessica Marie Johnson is an assistant professor in the Center for Africana Studies and Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University, where her research focuses on Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora. She is the author of the forthcoming Practicing Freedom: Black Women, Intimacy, and Kinship in New Orleans Atlantic World, and co-editor of Black Code: A Special Issue of The Black Scholar

  • Mar 25
    Charles Carroll of Carrollton Portrait Reveal
    March 25, 2019  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM

    Exclusive Upper-Level Membership Event

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free for members at Contributor-level and above ($250+ annually)

    Exclusive membership events are a benefit of Contributor-level Membership and above ($250+). Upgrade your Membership to attend this special evening at Homewood Museum. Call 410-516-8327 or email for more information.

    Five years ago, Homewood Museum was given a portrait of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the father of Charles Carroll of Homewood and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. When it arrived, the painting was in need of extensive restoration but was thought to be in the style of—or possible a long-lost portrait by—famed 19th-century American portraitist Chester Harding. Now, with work completed and the painting hanging proudly in the museum's Drawing Room, Homewood hosts this exclusive reveal party in appreciate of the JHU Museums' upper-level members.  

    Listen as fine art conservator Heather Smith, frame conservator Bill Adair, and JHU art history major Julianne Schmidt describe the restoration process and discuss what secrets the portrait has yielded—and what answers remain elusive. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres served. 

  • Apr 2
    The House Beautiful Lecture: Canopy and Canapés
    April 2, 2019  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $10 public; FREE for members, full-time students, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID). Purchase Tickets

    Ticket includes a reception with wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Limited space; advance registration is strongly recommended.

    Throughout the fall and winter of 2018/2019, a team of craftsmen worked with painstaking precision to restore Evergreen's 1905 Tiffany glass and wrought-iron canopy. With work now complete, hear what it took to reinvigorate this Beaux Arts beauty from the master craftsmen responsible: Steve Dykstra and Lee Badger of Anvil Works, a custom metalworking firm based in West Virginia, and Mark Forrest West a Baltimore-based artist who specializes in antiques, historic design, and restoration. The illustrated talk will include a trip outside to see the canopy in person. A reception with the speakers will follow the talk. 

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