Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Apr 1
    TO Oct 21
    Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course
    April 1, 2017October 21, 2017  |  9:30 AM11:30 AM

    meets april 1, may 13, june 10, august 26, and october 21

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: 125 public; $105 members (nonrefundable, but transferable with advance notice).

    Classes will be held rain or shine. Registration includes museum admission on day of class. Class size limited to 20 and advance, pre-paid registration required. The registration fee will be pro-rated after the course has begun. For more information and to register, call 410.516.0341.


    This five-part kitchen garden course presented at Evergreen Museum & Library by Gertrude’s Restaurant chef John Shields and farm manager Jon Carroll highlights three seasons of sustainably growing and preparing fresh organic produce. The series includes hands-on gardening workshops in the restaurant’s garden at Evergreen, cooking demonstrations, a chef’s tour of the Waverly Farmers’ Market, and a concluding fall harvest luncheon at Gertrude’s. Participants will receive printed material on home kitchen garden planning and growing techniques, and recipes incorporating the featured crops.


    Saturday, Apr. 1, 9:30–11:30 a.m., at Evergreen

    The first class in the series will cover garden planning and design, and growing organic fruits and vegetables from seed.


    Saturday, May 13, 9:30–11:30 a.m., at Evergreen

    The second session will include making raised beds, supporting plants, planting seedlings, and a cooking demo by Chef John Shields.


    Saturday, Jun. 10, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Evergreen

    The third session will go over composting, harvesting, saving herbs, watering, weeding, pest control, and will include a cooking demo by Chef John Shields.


    Saturday, Aug. 26, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Evergreen,
    with an optional tour of the Waverly Farmers’ Market with Chef John Shields at 7:30 a.m.

    The fourth session will cover planning for fall crops, freezing vegetables, and turning the garden over for fall, and will include a cooking demo by Chef John Shields.


    Saturday, Oct. 21, 10–11:30 a.m. at Gertrude’s, followed by lunch.

    The final session, held at Gertrude’s Restaurant, will cover the winter garden, and will include a vegetable/fruit canning demo by Chef John Shields. The series concludes with a fall harvest luncheon.


  • Jul 6
    TO Sep 4
    Tony Auth: Melding Museum and City
    July 6, 2017September 4, 2017
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

    Melding Museum and City is a site-specific installation by Baltimore artist and 2017 Evergreen Museum & Library Artist-in-Residence Tony Auth (2014, BFA, interdisciplinary sculture, Maryland Institute College of Art). Auth's work is known for its playful, unprompted style that pays attention to the physical experiences of the surrounding world. In Melding Museum and City, Auth translates pictorial decorations found within the museum for Evergreen's outdoor landscapes, while placing abandoned motorbikes and other symbols of urban unpredictability throughout the lavishly furnished period rooms. He carefully positions these objects in a way that stimulates dialogue between cultural institutions like Evergreen and the cities for which they were established.

  • Jul 6
    TO Aug 13
    Shakespeare in the Meadow
    July 6, 2017August 13, 2017

    performances friday, saturday, and sunday by the baltimore shakespeare factory

    Location: The Meadow at Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $20 adult; $15 seniors, students (grade 6+), teacher, artist; FREE kids (grade 5 and below)

    Purchase tickets online or at the door. Performances are rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, performances will be called no sooner than 2 hours prior to the start time. Up-to-date information about delays/cancellations is available here and by calling 410.921.WILL(9455). 

    Evergreen Museum & Library hosts the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, performing A Midsummer's Night Dream and Love's Labor's Lost under the stars in the Meadow July 6 through August 20. Bring a blanket, a lawnchair, and a picnic, and thrill to the best of the Bard.

    Shakespeare in the Meadow sometimes necessitates an umbrella for shade or in case of light sprinkles, so please come prepared.


    Pre-show begins 30 minutes prior to curtain. Arrive early for contemporary music with show themes and other fun entertainment. Picnickers welcome 60 minutes before curtain.

    A Midsummer's Night Dream

    "You have but slumbered here while these visions did appear"

    Thursday, July 6, 8pm  Press Preview & Summer Evening at Evergreen

    Friday, July 7, 8pm

    Saturday, July 8, 8pm

    Sunday, July 9, 4pm

    Friday, July 14, 8pm

    Saturday, July 15, 8pm

    Sunday, July 16, 4pm

    Friday, July 21, 8pm

    Saturday, July 22, 8pm

    Sunday, July 23, 4pm

    Love's Labor's Lost

    "Here stand I, lady dart thy skill at me"

    Friday, July 28, 8pm

    Saturday, July 29, 4pm

    Sunday, July 30, 4pm

    Friday, August 4, 8pm

    Saturday, August 5, 8pm

    Sunday, August 6, 4pm

    Friday, August 11, 8pm

    Saturday, August 12, 8pm

    Sunday, August 13, 4pm

  • Jul 30
    Annual Summer Afternoon Tea
    July 30, 2017  |  1:30 PM3:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $35 public, $30 members

    Limited to 30. Advance, pre-paid reservations required by calling 410.516.5589. Please note: We are not able to accommodate vegan, gluten-free, or allergen-free versions of our menu.

    Savor a traditional afternoon tea in the stunning reception hall of Homewood, a Palladian-inspired summer house built in 1801 for Charles and Harriet Carroll. Experience the elegant entertaining rooms as guests would have in the early 19th century, and learn about recent restoration projects, including new period appropriate paint, wallpaper, and furnishings.

    Classic finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, seasonal fruits, and delectable pastries will accompany fine black and fruit teas and a toast of sparkling wine to celebrate the museum's 30th anniversary.

  • Oct 7
    The Harvest Ball and Fall Frolick After Party
    October 7, 2017


    Location: Homewood Museum

    Please save the date. Tickets will go on sale late spring 2017. For individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Elizabeth Courtemanche, 410.516.6710 or email.

    Homewood Museum invites you to revel in an unforgettable evening of frivolous pleasure. This exclusive, third biennial HARVEST BALL recreates the entertaining atmosphere of the Carroll family’s early 1800s country house, Homewood, today a museum of Johns Hopkins University.

    Experience an enraptured autumn’s eve with a sparkling wine reception in the museum, a harvest-themed seated dinner served under the gala tent, live music, and amusements drawn from Homewood’s illustrious Federal past.

    Then party into the night at the FALL FROLICK AFTER PARTY. Join Baltimore's most fashionable and fabulous revelers for bubbles in the museum, dancing, live band, amazing raffle prizes, and more.

    This special evening benefits Homewood Museum's general operating fund, supporting our educational programs and the care, study, and exhibition of the collection.

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