Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Sep 1
    TO May 31
    Evergreen Museum & Library Docent Training Program
    September 1, 2017May 31, 2018  |  1:30 PM1:30 PM

    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.

    Community 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)

  • 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.

  • Feb 6
    TO Mar 12
    Pinkard-Bolton JHU Internship: Call for Applications
    February 6, 2018March 12, 2018
    Location: Homewood Museum

    Homewood’s Internship Program provides Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain significant understanding of the museum profession through work at Homewood Museum. 

    All candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins and must have some relevant coursework in American Art, Architecture, History or Material Culture, as well as Museums & Society, anthropology, archeology or education. Experience with graphic design is a plus. Graduating seniors are not eligible the summer after their senior year.

    Two interns will be selected for Summer 2018 and will receive a stipend of $1,500 (100 hours/14 weeks). Exact dates and hours of work will be determined by the curator and the intern. Participants are not eligible to receive academic credit. It is strongly suggested that applicants visit the museum prior to submitting their application if they have not already done so. Information on visiting Homewood may be found here.

    TO APPLY

    Selection is competitive. Applicants should include a resumé or curriculum vitae, a letter of application describing particular interests and relevant experience, and a letter of recommendation from a professor. This letter of recommendation should be sent directly by the professor to the email address below. Applicants should submit their application electronically no later than Sunday, March 12, 2018 to: Rachel LaBozetta, Program in Museums and Society, rlaboze1@jhu.edu

    APPLICATION REVIEW

    The Program in Museums and Society will make a preliminary review of applications. A list of candidates will be forwarded to the Homewood Museum director/curator for final selection.

    The Nan Pinkard-Aurelia Bolton internship was established in honor of Anne Merrick Pinkard by lead gifts from Aurelia Garland Bolton and Hershel L. Seder, and support from the France-Merrick Foundation. This internship celebrates the lifelong friendship of these two women and their shared devotion to Homewood Museum. A second internship is made possible in 2018 by the many dedicated individuals who donated to a summer 2017 fundraising campaign.

    Download Intern Project Descriptions PDF

  • Mar 15
    The Many Faces of Harriet Chew Carroll
    March 15, 2018  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM

    6pm reception; 7pm lecture

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $15 public; $10 members; free for students and Hopkins faculty and staff. Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advance registration is strongly encourged. Walk-in seating will be based on availablity. To register, visit Eventbrite online or call 410.516.5589.

    When Harriet Chew of Philadelphia married Charles Carroll Jr. in 1800, her future could not have looked brighter. Charles, the only son and intended heir of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of the wealthiest men in Maryland, was handsome, urbane, educated, and madly in love with Harriet. But only a decade later, Harriet’s world began to fall apart, and in 1816 she and Charles permanently separated. In this illustrated lecture presented in honor of Women's History Month, historian Mary C. Jeske will explore the many facets of Harriet’s life: her marriage and life as a young bride, her struggle to cope as her husband descended into alcoholism, and her success in adapting to her new situation after she returned to her native Philadelphia. Despite her personal tragedies, financial dependence on the goodwill of her father-in-law, and the legal constraints on women that limited her options, Harriet managed to create a remarkably independent, fulfilling, and happy life for herself, a testament to her inner strength and resilience. Dr. Jeske is an editor at the Charles Carroll of Carrollton Family Papers.

  • Mar 20
    Day Trip to Eastern Shore
    March 20, 2018  |  8:30 AM6:00 PM
    Price: Free for Museum Docents; $100 for JHU Museum Members; $115 General Public Purchase Tickets

    For more information, please call the museum at 410-516-5589 or email proffitt@jhu.edu

    Join friends and members of the Johns Hopkins University Museums for a full-day tour of historic and cultural sites on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore. The trip, led by Homewood Museum Director and Curator Julie Rose, Ph.D., will leave from Evergreen Museum & Library by deluxe motor coach promptly at 8:30 a.m. and return to Baltimore at approximately 6 p.m.

    The tour's first stop will be in charming downtown Easton, where attendees will visit both the Academy Art Museum and the Talbot Historical Society. After a leisurely lunch at Hunter’s Tavern at the Tidewater Inn, the group will depart for an exploration of the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in nearby Church Creek. From there, the coach will return to Baltimore.

    To register or for more details, download the PDF flier by clicking on the link below

     

     

    Eastern Shore Art & History flier PDF

  • Mar 21
    The House Beautiful: Cast Iron Restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome
    March 21, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    The House Beautiful Lecture Series 2018

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $25 public; $20 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 first talk in the series. For series subscription information click here.
    The 2018 series begins with a talk by Robert A. Baird, a co-founder of Historical Arts & Casting, the firm that recently completed the restoration of the U.S. Capitol's dome and will soon undertake restoration of Evergreen's capitals. Baird will discuss the process of restoring the Capitol dome's 9 million pounds of cast iron after 159 years of service. 


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

  • Mar 21
    The House Beautiful Lecture Series 2018
    March 21, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    Three Wednesday evenings / Mar. 21, Apr. 11, May 2

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: 3-Lecture Series: $48 public; $32 members, full-time students and JHU faculty, staff and alumni (with ID) Purchase Tickets

    Limited space; advance registration is requested. Tickets available online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-0341.

    Evergreen’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. The lectures take place in the museum’s Bakst Theatre, followed by receptions with the speakers.

    Mar. 21: Cast Iron Restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome | Robert A. Baird

    The 2018 series begins with a talk by Robert A. Baird, a co-founder of Historical Arts & Casting, the firm that recently completed the restoration of the U.S. Capitol's dome and will soon undertake restoration of Evergreen's capitals. Baird will discuss the process of restoring the Capitol dome's 9 million pounds of cast iron after 159 years of service.

    Apr. 11: Light, Line, Iron, and Wood: Detail and Derivation in the Designs of Laurence Hall Fowler | Amy Kimball

    The 2018 series continues with a lecture on noted early 20th-century architect Laurence Hall Fowler by Amy Kimball, Materials Manager for Special Collections at The Sheridan Libraries. 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.  

    May 2: Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now | Hermes Mallea, AIA

    The 2018 series concludes 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 recucling 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

     

  • Apr 7
    TO Sep 22
    Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course
    April 7, 2018September 22, 2018  |  9:30 AM11:30 AM

    meets april 7, may 5, june 9, august 25, and september 22

    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. Tickets available online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-0341.

     

    This five-part kitchen garden course presented at Evergreen Museum & Library by Gertrude’s Restaurant chef John Shields, Gertrude's executive chef Doug Wetzel, 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 32nd Street Farmer's Market in Waverly, 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. 7, 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, plus a cooking demonstration. 

     

    SESSION 2: SITE PREPARATION & PLANTING
    Saturday, May 5, 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 chefs John Shields and Doug Wetzel.

     

    SESSION 3: MAINTAINING THE GARDEN
    Saturday, Jun. 9, 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 chefs John Shields and Doug Wetzel.

     

    SESSION 4: GETTING READY FOR FALL
    Saturday, Aug. 25, 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 chefs John Shields and Doug Wetzel.

     

    SESSION 5: THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOR
    Saturday, Sept. 22, 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 Doug Wetzel. The series concludes with a fall harvest luncheon.

     

  • 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 8
    TO Apr 15
    Art Scene/Art Seen Artist Studio Tour Series
    April 8, 2018April 15, 2018  |  1:30 PM3:30 PM

    Sundays, April 8 and 15

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $80 members; $95 public

    Limited to 16 participants. This is a subscription-only series of two studio tours: April 8 and 15. Advance registration is required. Tickets available online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-0341. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from each studio and will be provided with directions in advance of each tour. Some studios may contain stairs.

    Spend two consecutive Sunday afternoons exploring the studios of some of Baltimore's most exciting artists, including Hannah Leighton, Meredith Moore, Louis Abbene-Meagley, Sara Grose, and Ian Reynolds. Witness the artistic process in action and listen as the artists explain their processes.

    Tours are led by sculptor and MICA grad Tony Auth. James Archer Abbott, the Philip Franklin Wagley Director and Curator of Evergreen Museum & Library, will accompany the group as well. Wine and light refreshments will conclude each session.

  • 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: $25 public; $20 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

  • 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.

     

     

  • 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: $25 public; $20 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 third and final talk in the series. For series subscription information click here.

    The 2018 series concludes 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

     

  • May 12
    A Diplomatic Affair
    May 12, 2018  |  6:00 PM11:00 PM

    $350 for individuals // $1,000 Contributor Sponsor (includes 2 tickets) // $2,500 Fellow Sponsor (includes 4 tickets) // donations gratefully accepted // Proceeds benefit Evergreen Museum & Library's endowment. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-0341. 

    Join friends and members of Evergreen Museum & Library for a night of Jazz Age glamor inspired by Ambassador John Work Garrett and his wife, Alice Warder Garrett's, embrace of Internationalism. The elegant soiree will transport guests back to 1918, when the end of the Great War signaled a resumption of cultural exchange and the emergence of an aspirational new world order based on international cooperation. Arrive to the sweet strains of strolling musicians and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the house. Then alight to the Carriage House for a seated dinner of French cuisine, dessert, trivia contests, a silent auction, and live performances by chanteuse Deborah Saunders, emcee Scott Sedar, and an enchanting Mata Hari-esque dancer. Black tie optional, diplomatic chic encouraged. 

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