Upcoming Talks and Tours at the JHU Museums
  • 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.


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