Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • May 2
    The House Beautiful: Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now
    May 2, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    The house beautiful lecture series 2018

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $20 public; $15 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.

    Evergreen Museum & Library's annual spring lecture series, The House Beautiful, presents a trio of illustrated talks by notable experts and authors in the fields of architecture, artistic design, and decorative arts. This is the second talk in the series. For series subscription information click here.

    The 2018 series continues on Wednesday, May 2, with a talk and book-signing by Hermes Mallea, AIA. Mallea will present descriptions and photographs from his latest book, Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now, which showcases a vibrant, creative, and forward-looking city through an eclectic collection of domestic interiors that contradict the cliched images of dilapidated palazzos and 1950s-era cars. Mallea presents an authentic Cuban style developed in spite of scarcities, elevating recycling and repurposing, and melding the international style with uniquely Cuban art and design. Each of the interiors asserts the homeowner's personality, some presenting family continuity that survived the Cuban Revolution, others reflecting recent reforms that legalize real estate transactions and allow new entrepreneurial activities.

    *Each lecture fulfills 1 Learning Unit of AIA Continuing Education Credit