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.

     

    SESSION 1: GARDEN PLANNING & SEED STARTING
    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.

     

    SESSION 2: SITE PREPARATION & PLANTING
    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.

     

    SESSION 3: MAINTAINING THE GARDEN
    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.

     

    SESSION 4: GETTING READY FOR FALL
    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.

     

    SESSION 5: THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOR
    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.

     

  • Sep 1
    TO May 31
    Evergreen Museum & Library Docent Training Program
    September 1, 2017May 31, 2018

    Ongoing with rolling admission

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

    Participation in the Docent Program is contingent on securing a favorable background check report. The Museum accepts applications on a rolling basis from community members who wish to become docents. For more information, please email or call 410.516.0341.

    Interested in history, architecture, or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at Evergreen Museum & Library! Volunteer docents at Evergreen lead engaging and interactive tours to a variety of individuals, school groups and community organizations from around the world. Docents also assist with the museum’s special programs and foster an appreciation for art, architecture and history in visitors of all ages.

    Coomunity members who are accepted into the program are required to complete the museum's 4-week Docent Training Course. Volunteers who successfully complete the training will be expected to commit to working a minimum of four hours per month. Docents are needed on weekends and/or weekdays, and schedules can be created to suit your needs and availability.

    Evergreen's volunteers join the intellectual life at Johns Hopkins University, with opportunities for additional training, and are invited to social events, openings, lectures, and tours of other historic sites.

    Download the Application (PDF)

  • Oct 23
    Home Life Spaces of the Enslaved at Homewood | Abby Schreiber
    October 23, 2017  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    2017 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures

    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Room 50, Gilman Hall Price: $15 public; $10 members of the University Museums and AIABaltimore, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); Free for full-time students (with ID). Purchase Tickets

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. For information about lecture series subscriptions, click here.

    Home Life Spaces of the Enslaved at Homewood

     

    Ongoing research investigating the lives of the enslaved people at Homewood in the early nineteenth century reveals that men, women, and children inhabited unexpected spaces. From destroyed dwellings to the extant rooms of Homewood and the carriage house, ABBY SCHREIBER, PH.D., will discuss the conditions in which people lived and worked, carried on their family lives, and spent their time. A lecturer at the National Institute of American History and Democracy at the College of William & Mary, Schreiber is a consulting researcher for the Enslaved at Homewood project, supported by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

     

    This is the second part in Homewood Museum's 2017 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures, African American Dwellings in the Antebellum Period, presented as part of Baltimore Architecture Month.

     

    The lecture takes place at 6:30pm in Room 50, Gilman Hall, with a 5:30pm preceding reception at Homewood Museum; both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

     

    1 AIA CES learning unit will be available

     

    PARKING

    Parking for this lecture is available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot (#41 on the campus parking map), accessible from San Martin Drive. Please note that you will need to take a ticket to activate the parking gate, however, the exit gate will be open so the ticket will not need to be validated.

  • Oct 24
    Day Trip to Gari Melchers Home and Studio
    October 24, 2017  |  8:30 AM6:00 PM
    Price: $115 for Members and volunteers of the University Museums; $125 all others

    Please return a completed registration form by mail or email, or call Evergreen Museum & Library to register: 410.516.0341.

    James Archer Abbott, the Philip Franklin Wagley Director of Evergreen Museum & Library, escorts members and friends of the University Museums on a day-long visit to Fredericksburg, Virginia to tour the nearby Gari Melchers Home and Studio at the University of Mary Washington and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, a museum of medicine, pharmacy, and military and political affairs housed in a restored 18th-century building.

     

    Depart promptly at 9 a.m. from Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, 21210 and travel by motorcoach to Washington, D.C. Return to Evergreen by 5 p.m.

    Please wear comfortable shoes; there will be roughly 0.8 miles of total walking between the three venues. Lunch attire: Gentlemen are required to wear a coat and tie or a suit; ladies’ dress should be of comparable degree of formality.

    Download the Itinerary and Registration Form (PDF)

  • Oct 30
    Slave Cabins Seen Through a Hollywood Lens | Julie Rose
    October 30, 2017  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    2017  Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures

    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Room 50, Gilman Hall Price: $15 public; $10 members of the University Museums and AIABaltimore, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); Free for full-time students (with ID). Purchase Tickets

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. For information about lecture series subscriptions, click here.

    Slave Cabins Seen Through a Hollywood Lens


    Since Hollywood’s earliest films, rare cinematic depictions of slave dwellings have provided an image of slave habitations for many Americans. From Edwin Porter’s 1903 silent film portrayal of Uncle Tom’s Cabin through director Steve McQueen’s 2013 award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, JULIE ROSE, PH.D., will explore how slave life dwellings represented on film changed over the century. Rose is director and curator of Homewood Museum and the author of Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites (American Association for State and Local History, 2016).

     

    This is the third and final part in Homewood Museum's 2017 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures, African American Dwellings in the Antebellum Period, presented as part of Baltimore Architecture Month.

     

    The lecture takes place at 6:30pm in Room 50, Gilman Hall, with a 5:30pm preceding reception at Homewood Museum; both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

     

    1 AIA CES learning unit will be available

     

    PARKING

    Parking for the lecture series is available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot (#41 on the campus parking map), accessible from San Martin Drive. Please note that you will need to take a ticket to activate the parking gate, however, the exit gate will be open so the ticket will not need to be validated.

  • Nov 2
    TO Nov 5
    Johns Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique 2017
    November 2, 2017November 5, 2017

    Presented by The Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Location: Evergreen Carriage House

    For information, visit The Women’s Board online, call 410-955-9341 or send an email.

    Some Baltimore traditions just keep getting bigger and better. That's certainly the case with this year's Johns Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique 2017, now in its 54th year. Exclusive designer dresses and shoes, chic contemporary fashions, classic accessories, and enduring vintage clothing will be on the racks, waiting for a favored place in the closets of bargain-conscious shoppers. As usual, the sale will feature racks of gently used and some new designer clothing, vintage apparel, furs, shoes and wedding gowns. There will be children’s wear and a large selection of men’s suits, coats, jackets, formal wear and ties galore.

    Schedule    
    • Thursday, Nov. 2 / 4–8pm Preview Party Fundraiser / Tickets on sale soon
    • Friday, Nov. 3 / 9am–6pm / Free admission
    • Saturday, Nov. 4 / 9am–4pm / Free admission
    • Sunday, Nov. 5 / 11am–3pm / Free admission
      Most items half-priced

    Thousands of shoppers turn out each year for this free fund-raising event, which is sponsored by The Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. All proceeds will support patient care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

     

  • Nov 4
    As Precious as Gold Member Preview Party
    November 4, 2017  |  4:00 PM6:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum

    Open to JHU Museums Members only. Not a Member? Join today to attend this exclusive preview reception. To RSVP or join, email the Membership Office or call 410.516.8645.

    Be the first to see As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from the Bramble Collection and hear from the two curators behind this special exhibition, Mark Bramble and Stiles Tuttle Colwill. Explore Homewood Museum after-hours and mingle with fellow members at an elegant champagne and tea reception.

  • Nov 6
    Holiday D├ęcor Donation Drop-off Days
    November 6, 2017October 27, 2017  |  10:00 AM3:00 PM

    Mondays only, November, 6, 13, 20, and 27

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

    Drop-offs will be accepted on Mondays in November. For more information, please email or call 410.516.0341.

    If you are changing up your holiday décor this year, please consider recycling your unwanted decorations by donating them to Evergreen Museum & Library. We are in need of period-appropriate items for the historic rooms that harken back to the 1920s–1950s, such as ornaments, faux flowers and greenery, vintage greeting cards, and string lights.

    Please note that donations will be reviewed for quality and appropriateness for display. Unaccepted items will be donated to a local charity.

  • Nov 12
    Andrew Tyson, piano
    November 12, 2017  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2017-2018
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Carriage House) Price: $15 members, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); $20 public; $10 students (full-time with ID) Purchase Tickets

    Concert will be performed in the Carriage House. 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 or by calling 410.516.0341. For complete details about the Music at Evergreen Concert Series click here.

    Andrew Tyson, piano 

    Praised by the New York Times for his “passion and poetry,” pianist Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive musical voice. He won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011 and received an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2013. He was also a prizewinner at the 2013 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition of Belgium, and he won the Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and earned his master’s degree at the Juilliard School.

     

  • Nov 16
    Book Talk and Signing with Mark Bramble: A Tea Caddy Collection
    November 16, 2017  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM

    6pm signing / 7pm talk

    Location: Book signing: Homewood Museum / Talk: Remsen Hall auditorium Price: Free Purchase Tickets

    Advance reservations requested through Eventbrite, by calling 410.516.5589, or by email. Free event parking will be available in the University Baptist Church parking lot, 3402 Greenway, Baltimore, MD 21218.

    Homewood Museum hosts an evening with Broadway author and art collector Mark Bramble, guest co-curator of the museum’s special exhibition As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from the Bramble Collection. Bramble will discuss his family’s multi-generational collection of tea caddies, the subject of his new publication A Tea Caddy Collection (Schiffer Publishing, 2017).

    Free admission to the talk is made possible by the Stiles Ewing Tuttle Charitable Trust. The exhibition is on view through December 15, 2017.

  • Dec 4
    Homewood by Candlelight
    December 4, 2017  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free for members and JHU students; $8 non-members Purchase Tickets

    Reservations requested through Eventbrite, by calling 410.516.5589 or by email. PARKING: Free event parking will be available at the University Baptist Church lot on Greenway, accessible from St. Paul Street at University Parkway (GPS address: 3540 Greenway, Baltimore, MD 21218).

    Decorated for the holidays with garlands and boxwood, Homewood exudes a festive spirit that is best witnessed at the museum's annual Homewood by Candlelight open house. Glittering candlelight throughout the museum make Homewood appear as it might have in the early 19th century. The furnished period rooms will be filled with the sounds of live music, the museum shop will offer a wide variety of holiday gift-giving ideas for people of all ages, and seasonal refreshments will be served in the wine cellar. Visitors will be able to see the current exhibition As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from the Bramble Collection.

  • Apr 7
    Zora String Quartet
    April 7, 2018  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    Music at Evergreen Concert Series

    Music at Evergreen 2017-2018
    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

    Concert will be performed in the Bakst Theatre. 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 or by calling 410.516.0341. For complete details about the Music at Evergreen Concert Series click here.

     

    Dechopol Kowintaweewat, Seula Lee, violins; Pablo Muñoz Salido, viola; Zizai Ning, cello

    Currently the Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Zorá String Quartet has been praised for its "elegant and probing" performances by the New York Times. They gained national attention in 2015 when they won three major awards, including the Grand Prize and Gold Medal of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

  • Apr 22
    Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
    April 22, 2018  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2017-2018
    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

    Concert will be performed in the Upper Gardens. Rain location is the Carriage House. 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.

    Frank Solivan, mandolin, vocals; Mike Munford, banjo, vocals; Chris Luquette, guitar, vocals; Jeremy Middleton, bass, vocals
     

    Frank Solivan is a monster mandolinist and his band Dirty Kitchen is stocked with hot musicians who simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from award-winning instrumental, vocal, and songwriting skills. The Grammy-nominated group was named the 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. They are "master musicians who fully understand the history and tradition but aren’t afraid to explore new sounds" (Bluegrass Today). Please note: Program will be announced from the stage.

     

     

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