Upcoming Talks and Tours At Evergreen
  • Apr 11
    TO May 16
    The House Beautiful Lecture Series 2018
    April 11, 2018May 16, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    Three Wednesday evenings / Apr. 11, May 2, and May 16

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: 3-Lecture Series: $48 public; $33 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.

    Apr. 11: Light, Line, Iron, and Wood: Detail and Derivation in the Designs of Laurence Hall Fowler | Amy Kimball

    The 2018 series commences with a lecture on noted early 20th-century architect Laurence Hall Fowler by Amy Kimball, Materials Manager for Special Collections at The Sheridan Libraries. Steeped in the visual landscape of his native Baltimore, trained in the Beaux Arts tradition as exemplified in early 20th-century Paris and New York, Fowler was able to distill a complex decorative language into key components that made even his most illustrious homes feel comfortable and domestic. Using solid materials that could be manipulated, like cast iron and millwork, and intangible essentials like the play of light and the shape of line, to define spaces, Fowler melded classic elements of the Renaissance with the lessons of a modern ethos.  

    May 2: Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now | Hermes Mallea, AIA

    The 2018 series continues with a talk and book signing by Hermes Mallea, AIA. Mallea will present descriptions and photographs from his latest book, Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now, which showcases a vibrant, creative, and forward-looking city through an eclectic collection of domestic interiors that contradict the cliched images of dilapidated palazzos and 1950s-era cars. Mallea presents an authentic Cuban style developed in spite of scarcities, elevating recucling and repurposing, and melding the international style with uniquely Cuban art and design. Each of the interiors asserts the homeowner's personality, some presenting family continuity that survived the Cuban Revolution, others reflecting recent reforms that legalize real estate transactions and allow new entrepreneurial activities.

    May 16: Cast Iron Restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome Robert A. Baird

    The 2018 series concludes with a talk by Robert A. Baird, a co-founder of Historical Arts & Casting, the firm that recently completed the restoration of the U.S. Capitol's dome and will soon undertake restoration of Evergreen's capitals. Baird will discuss the process of restoring the Capitol dome's 9 million pounds of cast iron after 159 years of service. 

    *Each lecture fulfills 1 Learning Unit of AIA Continuing Education Credit

     

  • May 2
    The House Beautiful: Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now
    May 2, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    The house beautiful lecture series 2018

    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 a reception with wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Limited space; advance registration is strongly recommended.

    Evergreen Museum & Library'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. This is the second talk in the series. For series subscription information click here.

    The 2018 series continues on Wednesday, May 2, with a talk and book-signing by Hermes Mallea, AIA. Mallea will present descriptions and photographs from his latest book, Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now, which showcases a vibrant, creative, and forward-looking city through an eclectic collection of domestic interiors that contradict the cliched images of dilapidated palazzos and 1950s-era cars. Mallea presents an authentic Cuban style developed in spite of scarcities, elevating recycling and repurposing, and melding the international style with uniquely Cuban art and design. Each of the interiors asserts the homeowner's personality, some presenting family continuity that survived the Cuban Revolution, others reflecting recent reforms that legalize real estate transactions and allow new entrepreneurial activities.

    *Each lecture fulfills 1 Learning Unit of AIA Continuing Education Credit

     

  • May 16
    The House Beautiful: Cast Iron Restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome
    May 16, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    The House Beautiful Lecture Series 2018

    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 a reception with wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Limited space; advance registration is strongly recommended.

    Evergreen Museum & Library'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 2018 series concludes with a talk by Robert A. Baird, a co-founder of Historical Arts & Casting, the firm that recently completed the restoration of the U.S. Capitol's dome and will soon undertake restoration of Evergreen's capitals. Baird will discuss the process of restoring the Capitol dome's 9 million pounds of cast iron after 159 years of service. 

    *Each lecture fulfills 1 Learning Unit of AIA Continuing Education Credit

    **This event had been scheduled for March 21 but was canceled due to inclement weather. All tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on May 16.

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