Upcoming Exhibitions at the JHU Museums
  • 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.

     

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  • Dec 5
    TO Apr 3
    Treasures of Chinese Export Art from Homewood Museum
    December 5, 2016April 3, 2017
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or by advance arrangement

    The first American ship to sail goods direct from Canton in Southern China landed in Baltimore on August 9, 1785, just two years after the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War. Baltimoreans like Charles and Harriet Carroll of Homewood were eager for Chinese exports, regarded as objects of great luxury. This spotlight exhibition features examples of Chinese export reverse mirror paintings and porcelains drawn from Homewood Museum's holdings. These works of art are some of the world's most enduring examples of early globalization and inter-cultural communication.

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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

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