Upcoming Events At Evergreen
  • Oct 26
    TO Feb 26
    From Berlin to Baltimore: Dadaist Drawings by George Grosz
    October 26, 2016February 26, 2017
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour, or by advance appointment.

    The expatriate German artist George Grosz—known for his scathing and politically charged caricatures of Weimar Berlin decadence—visited Baltimore in the 1930s and for a short time resided at Evergreen while instructing Alice Warder Garrett in drawing and painting. Berlin to Baltimore explores the transition of the artist’s raw, angry style to the softer approach he adopted after moving to America in 1933. The focus installation includes two watercolors on loan from a local private collection and works drawn from Evergreen’s permanent collection.

     

    For more about this exhibition click here.

  • Dec 8
    TO Feb 26
    Serpentine Sidewalk: The Art of Patricia Rawlings
    December 8, 2016February 26, 2017
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with guided museum tour admission, or by advance appointment.

    For her solo exhibition Serpentine Sidewalk, Baltimore artist and writer Patricia Rawlings will create an exploration of limitlessness and infinity in Léon Bakst’s famous Evergreen theatre, with 2,700 small, hand-painted wooden blocks colorfully winding through and intersecting with the mirrored glass walls. Rawlings began her practice as a portraitist, mostly of imagined people, then as a landscape painter. More recently she has focused on forms that combine word and image, such as the photo-illustrated novel, and lost wax sculpture. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and holds an MFA from the University of Maryland.

  • Dec 8
    TO Feb 26
    Describe This: The Evolution of Recording Evergreen's Treasures
    December 8, 2016February 26, 2017
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with guided museum tour admission, or by advance appointment.

    Describe This follows a series of Chinese and Japanese decorative arts objects through purchase, various research campaigns, and numerous recordings of changing locations and display. Spanning from the late nineteenth century to the present day, catalog cards, ledger entries, room inventories, and other archival artifacts reveal enticing sales pitches from original sellers and scholarly descriptions by Garrett family members and museum staff, while emphasizing the importance documentation plays in the development of and caring for an art collection.

     

    For more information about this exhibition click here.

  • Dec 8
    TO Feb 26
    Photographs and Text: The Art of the Narrative
    December 8, 2016February 26, 2017
  • Dec 8
    TO Jun 4
    Seventeen Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers
    December 8, 2016June 4, 2017  |  10:32 AM10:32 AM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour, or $3 for the exhibition only

    The faces and names of seventeen African-American soldiers who served under Captain William A. Prickitt are recorded in a rare surviving miniature photo album that was treasured by the Union Army officer, passed down through generations of his family, and is now part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. A mix of free and enslaved blacks ranging in age from 15 to 50 who reportedly saved their young officer from extreme illness, the soldiers have been enlarged to life size in colored pencil drawings by Michigan artist Shayne Davidson, who meticulously researched the lives of the men she was depicting. The exhibition features her drawings and research, and includes Civil War-era memorabilia drawn from the collections of Evergreen Museum & Library and the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries.

     

    For more about this exhibition click here.

  • Feb 22
    Seventeen Men Artist Talk with Shayne Davidson
    February 22, 2017  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Free

    Seating is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended by email or by calling 410.516.0341.

    Evergreen Museum & Library is pleased to present a special evening with artist Shayne Davidson, discussing her project Civil War Soldiers, on view in the museum's special exhibition Seventeen Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers. The discussion will be moderated by James Archer Abbott, Evergreen's Philip Franklin Wagley Director and Curator.

     

    For more information about the exhibition, click here.

  • Mar 7
    Members' Extra | Fortepiano Concert and Salon
    March 7, 2017  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum

    Members' Extra events are an exclusive benefit of Contributor-level Membership and above ($250+). Upgrade your Membership to attend this special evening at Homewood Museum. Call 410.516.8645 or email for more information.

    Homewood celebrates the return of its newly conserved fortepiano with an intimate evening of music and conversation in the Federal-era mansion's elegant entertaining rooms. Performance, remarks, and sing-a-long with harpsichordist Patrick Merrill, wine, and hors d'oeuvres.

  • Mar 12
    Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception
    March 12, 2017  |  2:00 PM4:00 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Free admission Purchase Tickets

    Reservations are requested through Eventbrite, by email, or by calling 410.516.0341.

    Join Evergreen Museum & Libary to celebrate a new season of exciting exhibitions. Be among the first to see Rooms with Views, Vistas with Stories and Everything Old is New Again: Interpreting Modern Design, plus the ongoing exhibition Seventeen Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers.

    Enjoy Evergreen’s first floor period rooms and galleries at your own pace, including the Léon-Bakst designed theatre, mingle with the guest curators and museum staff, and find an array of unique items in the museum shop. Light refreshments will be served

  • Mar 15
    A Cole Porter Companion: "A Bubbly √Član Worthy of the Master Himself"
    March 15, 2017  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    house beautiful lectures 2017

    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 lecture admission, live musical performance, and a reception featuring wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Copies of A Cole Porter Companion will be available for purchase and signing. Limited space; advance registration is strongly recommended. Tickets available by online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.

    Described as an "unadulterated joy of a book…for anyone who loves music, lyrics, the theater, and of course the inimitable Cole Porter," A Cole Porter Companion (University of Illinois Press, 2016) sets the stage for a recreation of Evergreen evenings long ago with the great Mr. Porter, his wife (and Alice Warder Garrett confidante) Linda, and their friends gathered about a piano. Hosted by the book’s co-editor, SUSAN FORSCHER WEISS, this evening entails little-known stories about the master tunesmith’s life and art, interspersed with performances of timeless Cole Porter songs.

    Susan Forscher Weiss, professor of musicology at the Peabody Institute of Music, is joined by her fellow co-editor MATTHEW SHAFTEL, dean of Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University, and Cole Porter scholar LYNN LAITMAN SIEBERT, director of arts participation and communication at Morris Arts. Music performances by Peabody Conservatory graduates MELISSA WIMBISH (GPD '11, Voice; GPD '14, Chamber Music) and SARAH BERGER (MM '00 Voice), with pianist CHOO CHOO HU (BM '10, GPD '12, Piano).

     

    This is the first talk in The House Beautiful lecture series. For series subscription information click here.

  • Mar 15
    The House Beautiful Lectures 2017
    March 15, 2017  |  8:40 PM8:40 PM

    Three Wednesday evenings / Mar. 15, Apr. 12, May 10

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: 3-Lecture Series: $80 public; $60 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. 15: A Cole Porter Companion: "A Bubbly Élan Worthy of the Master Himself"
    | Susan Forscher Weiss

    Hosted by musicologist Susan Forsher Weiss, this evening entails little-known stories about the master tunesmith's life and art from the editors and contributors of A Cole Porter Companion, interspersed with performances of timeless Cole Porter songs.

    Apr. 12: The Parish-Hadley Legacy | John J. Tackett

    Renowned alumnus John J. Tackett of the legendary Parish-Hadley interiors firm discusses his early career with the iconic tastemakers Sister Parish and Albert Hadley, shares current trends in residential architecture and design, and takes audience questions over cocktails and a light supper.

    May 10: Modern Art at Evergreen: Contemporary and Cosmopolitan | Bodil Ottesen

    Art historian Bodil Ottesen shares insights on Evergreen’s twentieth-century art collection as it relates to Alice Warder Garrett's evolution from novice collector to seasoned connoisseur.

  • 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.

     

  • Apr 1
    Pierre Bensusan, guitar
    April 1, 2017  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2016-2017
    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

    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 Brown Paper Tickets or by calling 410.516.0341. For complete details about the Music at Evergreen Concert Series click here.

     

    Pierre Bensusan, guitar

    Described by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today," internationally-renowned French-Algerian guitarist, singer, and composer Pierre Bensusan is often referred to as the "Mozart of Guitar." His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music, or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sounds like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey.

     

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  • Apr 9
    TO May 7
    Art Scene/Art Seen Artist Studio Tour Series
    April 9, 2017May 7, 2017  |  1:30 PM3:30 PM

    meets april 9, 23, 30, and may 7

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

    Limited to 16 participants. This is a subscription-only series of four studio tours: April 9, 23, 30, and May 7. Advance registration is required 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.

    This unique and fun series brings you inside the studios of some of the most exciting artists working in Baltimore today. Enjoy seeing the artistic process in action and encounter working artists in their Baltimore studios, including Ian Reynolds, Sara Grose, Nicole Dyer, Alex Ebstein, James Bouché, June Culp, Nathan Miller, and others.

    The tours are led by sculptor and MICA grad Tony Auth, Evergreen’s 2017 artist-in-residence, and James Archer Abbott, the Philip Franklin Wagley Director and Curator of Evergreen Museum & Library. Wine and light refreshments will conclude each session.

  • Apr 12
    The Paris-Hadley Legacy: A Conversation with Designer John J. Tackett
    April 12, 2017  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    house beautiful lectures 2017

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $45 public; $35 members, full-time students and JHU faculty, staff and alumni (with ID). Purchase Tickets

    Ticket includes lecture admission, cocktails, and supper. Very limited space; advance registration is required. Tickets available online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.

    The partnership between Sister Parish and Albert Hadley influenced American décor for more than three decades, and their legendary firm was a training ground for dozens of designers now acclaimed in their own right. Renowned alumnus JOHN J. TACKETT discusses his early career with the iconic tastemakers, shares current trends in residential architecture and design, and takes audience questions over cocktails and a light supper.

    John J. Tackett’s work has been published in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, House & Garden, and House Beautiful, in addition to more than a dozen books on architecture and design. He is the owner of John Tackett Design in Memphis, Tennessee and the author of the blog, The Devoted Classicist.

     

    This is the second talk in The House Beautiful lecture series. For series subscription information click here.

  • Apr 22
    Sang-Eun Lee, cello
    April 22, 2017  |  3:00 PM5:00 PM

    music at evergreen concert series

    Music at Evergreen 2016-2017
    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

    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 Brown Paper Tickets or by calling 410.516.0341. For complete details about the Music at Evergreen Concert Series click here.

    Sang-Eun Lee, cello

    Described by the Washington Post as a "prodigiously talented young artist with powerful technique and musical poise," 21-year-old cellist Sang-Eun Lee blew away judges and audiences alike at the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Born in Seoul, Korea, she attended the Korean National University of Arts, where she worked with Myung Cha Chung and Sang Min Park. She currently attends the Curtis Institute of Music, working with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey.  Her passionate performance style dances between fierce and sweet on repertoire ranging from Brahms to Crumb. The program will include music by De Falla, Cassado, Schumann, and Schubert.

     

     

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  • May 10
    Modern Art at Evergreen: Contemporary and Cosmopolitan
    May 10, 2017  |  6:30 PM8:00 PM

    house beautiful lectures 2017

    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 lecture admission and a reception with the speaker after the talk featuring wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Seats are limited, and advance purchase is recommended: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.

    John and Alice Garrett, collectors and patrons of art, established life-long friendships with several of the artists they supported, including Miguel Covarrubias, Herbert Haseltine, and Léon Bakst. While their collection reflects the couple’s years spent abroad, a result of John’s diplomatic postings, it was Alice’s ardent enthusiasm for the arts that was the driving force in its formation and development. Art historian BODIIL OTTESEN shares insights on Evergreen’s twentieth-century art collection as it relates to Alice’s evolution from novice collector to seasoned connoisseur.

    Bodil Ottesen is a lecturer and adjunct faculty member in art history at several Baltimore institutions, including the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Johns Hopkins University Odyssey Program. She is a contributing author to Evergreen’s forthcoming publication EVERGREEN: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs.

     

    This is the third and final talk in The House Beautiful lecture series. For series subscription information click here.

     

  • May 21
    Beyond the Pages | A Book Launch Party for EVERGREEN
    May 21, 2017  |  3:00 PM6:00 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $55 public; $45 members Purchase Tickets

    Tickets are available online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.

    The Evergreen Museum & Library Advisory Council invites you to a special afternoon celebrating the museum’s new landmark publication, EVERGREEN: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs, from the Johns Hopkins University Press. Join the authors for a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating family histories, richly preserved archives, evolving architectural spaces, and growing collections of Baltimore’s magnificent Gilded Age estate.

    Enjoy celebratory bubbles, indulge in delectable hors d’oeuvres, hear pop-up gallery talks and live music, and see extraordinary collection items not normally on view. Guests will have an opportunity to purchase the book before its official publication date with a commemorative bookplate signed by the authors.

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