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)

  • Sep 27
    "A Memorial to my Family": The Story of the John Work Garrett Library at Evergreen
    September 27, 2017  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Free by advance registration only Purchase Tickets

    Seating is extremely limited and advance registration is required: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.

    In his bequest to Johns Hopkins University, John Work Garrett described his library as "a memorial to my family," recalling the ubiquity of books, and the love of book collecting, that had shaped two generations of the Garrett family at Evergreen. Join Renaissance scholar and rare book curator Earle Havens, Ph.D., for an illustrated talk that will highlight his new and extensive research on the John Work Garrett Library—one of the truly great private rare book and manuscripts collections of late 19th- and early 20th-century America. Havens is the Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries and a contributing author of Evergreen: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs (JHU Press, 2017). A reception will follow the talk and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

  • Oct 7
    The Harvest Ball and Fall Frolick After Party
    October 7, 2017  |  4:37 PM4:37 PM

    6pm—midnight

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $250 per person or $2500 for a table of 10. Fall Frolick only: $45 before Oct. 1; $55 after Oct. 1 ($10 discount with JHU id) Purchase Tickets

    Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or call 410.516.5589. For individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Elizabeth Courtemanche, 410.516.6710 or email.

    Homewood Museum invites you to revel in an unforgettable evening of frivolous pleasure. This exclusive, third biennial HARVEST BALL recreates the entertaining atmosphere of the Carroll family’s early 1800s country house, Homewood, today a museum of Johns Hopkins University.

    Experience an enraptured autumn’s eve with a sparkling wine reception in the museum, a harvest-themed seated dinner served under the gala tent, live music, and amusements drawn from Homewood’s illustrious Federal past.

    Then party into the night at the FALL FROLICK AFTER PARTY, presented by SunTrust and Wagner Roofing Company. Join Baltimore's most fashionable and fabulous revelers for endless cocktails at the open bar, dancing to The New Romanos, premium raffle with over $2,500 in prizes, photo booth courtesy of WYPR 88.1, and late night desserts by Pie Five Pizza.

    This special evening benefits Homewood Museum's general operating fund, supporting our educational programs and the care, study, and exhibition of the collection.

     

    HARVEST BALL SPONSORS

    TABLE SPONSORS: ALC Hospitality / Eva and Warren Brill / Bean and Charles Carroll IV / Stiles Tuttle Colwill / Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler LLC / Beth and Mark Felder / Lewis Contractors / Jan Lupton with Elaine Schelle / Sara and Forbes Maner / George Petrocheilos / Pinkard Properties / Marilyn and Winston Tabb / Sylvia Eggleston Wehr / Lucy and Vernon Wright

    ADDITIONAL SPONSORS: Baltimore Shakespeare Factory / B. Creative Group, Inc. / Creative Print Group / Homeland Garden Club / Loane Brothers, Inc. / Rouge Fine Catering

     

    FALL FROLICK SPONSORS

    PRESENTING SPONSORS: SunTrust / Wagner Roofing Company

    ADDITIONAL SPONSORS: Pinehurt Landscape Company / Pie Five Pizza / Pinkard Properties / Fred Smith / WYPR 88.1

  • Oct 16
    African-American Dwellings in the Antebellum Period: 2017 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures
    October 16, 2017
    Location: Receptions: Homewood Museum; Lectures: Room 50, Gilman Hall Price: Series subscription: $40 public; $25 JHU Museums and AIA members, and JHU faculty, staff and alumni (with ID); Free for students (full-time with ID).

    5:30 p.m. receptions at Homewood Museum; 6:30 p.m. Room 50, Gilman Hall, both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. Free parking will be available in the Johns Hopkins Club lot. 

    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 (cash or check only accepted at the door).

    Homewood Museum presents the 17th season of its Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lectures, organized as part of AIABaltimore’s Baltimore Architecture Month. While the dwellings of the enslaved servants and agricultural workers who supported Homewood no longer exist, evidence of their habitations can be gleaned and suppositions made by examining a number of sources. Three leading researchers present their explorations of African American dwellings in the antebellum period.

     

    • Oct. 16 | Fell's Point Time Capsule: 612-614 South Wolfe Street | Bryan Blundell
    • Oct. 23 | Home Life Spaces of the Enslaved at Homewood | Abby Schreiber
    • Oct. 30 | Slave Cabins Seen Through a Hollywood Lens | Julie Rose

     

  • Oct 16
    Fell's Point Time Capsule: 612-614 South Wolfe Street | Bryan Blundell
    October 16, 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.

    Fell's Point Time Capsule: 612-614 South Wolfe Street

     

    Historical structures vital to the streetscape that survive from the period of Frederic Douglass’s residence in Fell’s Point include two small wooden houses on South Wolfe Street that represent over 200 years of Baltimore history. Preservation architect BRYAN BLUNDELL will discuss construction of the houses around 1797 and their role in providing housing and opportunities for free African-American ship caulkers from the 1830s to the 1850s. Blundell is president of the architecture preservation firm Dell Corporation and has been passionate about preserving the Caulkers’ Houses since 2004.

     

    This is the first lecture 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 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 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 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.

     

  • 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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