Upcoming Talks and Tours at the JHU Museums
  • Mar 13
    Black Women in Slavery's Archive: Silence, Resistance, and Resonances
    March 13, 2019  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    Women's History Month Lecture!

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $10 general public; FREE for JHU Museums members and JHU faculty, staff, and students 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. 

    How did enslaved and free women of African descent navigate bondage in urban settings and across households? This talk, by Jessica Marie Johnson, Ph.D., explores the varied strategies women of African descent used to create autonomy for themselves, even in the intimate—and often violent—terrain of slaveholding cities. A special focus will be placed on women in households and the role these domestic spaces played in constructing gender. 

    5:30 reception at Homewood Museum 

    6:30 p.m. talk at Remsen Hall, Room 1



    Jessica Marie Johnson is an assistant professor in the Center for Africana Studies and Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University, where her research focuses on Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora. She is the author of the forthcoming Practicing Freedom: Black Women, Intimacy, and Kinship in New Orleans Atlantic World, and co-editor of Black Code: A Special Issue of The Black Scholar

  • Apr 2
    The House Beautiful Lecture: Canopy and Canap├ęs
    April 2, 2019  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $10 public; FREE for 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.

    Throughout the fall and winter of 2018/2019, a team of craftsmen worked with painstaking precision to restore Evergreen's 1905 Tiffany glass and wrought-iron canopy. With work now complete, hear what it took to reinvigorate this Beaux Arts beauty from the master craftsmen responsible: Steve Dykstra and Lee Badger of Anvil Works, a custom metalworking firm based in West Virginia, and Mark Forrest West a Baltimore-based artist who specializes in antiques, historic design, and restoration. The illustrated talk will include a trip outside to see the canopy in person. A reception with the speakers will follow the talk. 

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