Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • 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 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.