Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Apr 11
    The House Beautiful: Light, Line, Iron, and Wood: Detail and Derivation in the Designs of Laurence Hall Fowler
    April 11, 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, April 11, with a lecture on noted early 20th-century architect Laurence Hall Fowler by Amy Kimball, Materials Manager for Special Collections at The Sheridan Libraries. Fowler designed homes that are frequently described as having a subtle elegance. Steeped in the visual landscape of his native Baltimore, trained in the Beaux Arts tradition as exemplified in early 20th-century Paris and New York, Fowler was able to distill a complex decorative language into key components that made even his most illustrious homes feel comfortable and domestic. Using solid materials that could be manipulated, like cast iron and millwork, and intangible essentials like the play of light and the shape of line, to define spaces, Fowler melded classic elements of the Renaissance with the lessons of a modern ethos.  

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