Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Jan 18
    TO Mar 11
    Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America
    January 18, 2018March 11, 2018
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free with museum admission

    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 systems that have shaped the nation for more than 200 years.

    The Baltimore installation of the exhibition at Homewood Museum brings together a group of important 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.

    For more information about the exhibition click here.