Upcoming Special Events at the JHU Museums
  • May 3
    The Rediscovery of Presidential Cabinetmaker William Worthington
    May 3, 2017  |  6:30 PM8:00 PM
    Sumpter Priddy III, fine arts curator
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $15 public; $10 members; Free for JHU students

    Advance registration requested due to limited seating.

    A striking carved mahogany sofa in the Homewood Museum collection has been recently identified as the work of Maryland-born artisan William Worthington (1775-1839), who rose to the top of the Washington cabinet trade and secured White House commissions during the Madison, Monroe, and John Quincy Adams administrations.

    Join renowned southern furniture scholar Sumpter Priddy for a fascinating discussion about this unparalleled period of government patronage for architecture, sculpture, painting, and the decorative arts in the new Federal City, with an emphasis on Worthington’s workshop and his presidential commissions.

    The talk will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception and an opportunity to view the related small focus installation Federal Seating from Washington, D.C., on view through June 25, 2017.

    Formerly associated with Historic Deerfield and Colonial Williamsburg, Sumpter Priddy III now works privately as a consultant to collectors and museums. His book, American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790–1840, won Historic New England’s 2005 Book Award.

  • May 21
    Beyond the Pages | A Book Launch Party for EVERGREEN
    May 21, 2017  |  3:00 PM6:00 PM
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $55 public; $45 members Purchase Tickets

    Tickets are available online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.

    The Evergreen Museum & Library Advisory Council invites you to a special afternoon celebrating the museum’s new landmark publication, EVERGREEN: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs, from the Johns Hopkins University Press. Join the authors for a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating family histories, richly preserved archives, evolving architectural spaces, and growing collections of Baltimore’s magnificent Gilded Age estate.

    Enjoy celebratory bubbles, indulge in delectable hors d’oeuvres, hear pop-up gallery talks and live music, and see extraordinary collection items not normally on view. Guests will have an opportunity to purchase the book before its official publication date with a commemorative bookplate signed by the authors.

  • Jun 15
    21st Evening of Traditional Beverages
    June 15, 2017  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum (north lawn)

    Tickets will be announced in late spring.

    Each spring Homewood Museum strikes the perfect balance between libations and learning at its Evening of Traditional Beverages. Please save the date for our 21st event. Details will be announced soon.

  • Oct 7
    The Harvest Ball and Fall Frolick After Party
    October 7, 2017


    Location: Homewood Museum

    Please save the date. Tickets will go on sale late spring 2017. For individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Elizabeth Courtemanche, 410.516.6710 or email.

    Homewood Museum invites you to revel in an unforgettable evening of frivolous pleasure. This exclusive, third biennial HARVEST BALL recreates the entertaining atmosphere of the Carroll family’s early 1800s country house, Homewood, today a museum of Johns Hopkins University.

    Experience an enraptured autumn’s eve with a sparkling wine reception in the museum, a harvest-themed seated dinner served under the gala tent, live music, and amusements drawn from Homewood’s illustrious Federal past.

    Then party into the night at the FALL FROLICK AFTER PARTY. Join Baltimore's most fashionable and fabulous revelers for bubbles in the museum, dancing, live band, amazing raffle prizes, and more.

    This special evening benefits Homewood Museum's general operating fund, supporting our educational programs and the care, study, and exhibition of the collection.

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