Upcoming Talks and Tours at the JHU Museums
  • 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 15
    A Cole Porter Companion: "A Bubbly √Član Worthy of the Master Himself"
    March 15, 2017  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

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

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    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.

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

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    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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