Upcoming Exhibitions at the JHU Museums
  • Apr 16
    TO May 27
    More Than A Name: Enslaved Families at Historic Homewood
    April 16, 2018May 27, 2018
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free with guided museum tour admission

    Homewood is often described as a the summer residence of Charles Carroll Jr., his wife, Harriet, and their children. This is true but incomplete. Homewood was also a site of bondage, an unchosen home for dozens of enslaved individuals who labored in service of the Carrolls between 1801 and 1825. 

    Drawing on new archival research, this focus exhibition, co-curated by students in the Johns Hopkins University's Program in Museums and Society, illuminates the work and family lives of Homewood's enslaved community like never before. Through objects ranging from clothing to runaway slave ads, meet the Ross and Conner families, Sam Dorsey, Charity Castle, and others, and learn how—in spite of grave and near-constant challenges to their health and security—they forged lives for themselves.

    The opening night reception, April 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., will feature a talk by program historian and course lecturer Abby Schreiber, Ph.D., plus an opportunity to interact with student curators, who will be stationed throughout the museum to answer questions about their displays. The opening reception is free, but registration is required. To register, click here.       

  • May 12
    TO May 13
    The Illustrated Short Story
    May 12, 2018May 13, 2018

    Reading and reception: Saturday, May 12, 1 p.m. 

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $8 public; free for Museum members and JHU faculty, staff, and students

    The seven students enrolled in The Illustrated Short Story—a collaboration of the Writing Seminars and the Center for Visual Arts at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences—will display their self-made art books, each inspired by a different aspect of Homewood Museum. Books will be on display in the museum’s Wine Cellar during normal museum hours. A student reading and reception will take place Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. The course and exhibition are made possible by an Arts Innovation Grant.

  • Jun 1
    TO Jul 27
    Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865
    June 1, 2018July 27, 2018
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free with regular admission ($8 public; free for members, JHU faculty, staff, and students)

    This award-winning exhibition, on loan from The Historic New Orleans Collection, examines the domestic slave trade during the 57 years between America’s abolition of the international slave trade in 1808 and the end of the Civil War, paying special attention to Homewood's and Baltimore’s roles in the practice.

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