Upcoming Special Events At Homewood
  • Nov 16
    Homewood Museum Antiques Forum: Baltimore Silver
    November 16, 2018

    includes special tour of private silver collections!

    Location: Homewood Museum, The Johns Hopkins Club, Two Private Residences Price: $100 JHU Museums Members/ $125 non-members Purchase Tickets

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Walk-in registration based on seating availability. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589. 

    Join Homewood for a special day-long celebration of fine silver! Using pieces of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century silver from Homewood's collection and private collections, three experts will discuss how aesthetics and fashionable forms emerged and offer insights into the societies in which the pieces were created. After lunch at the Johns Hopkins Club, attendees will have the rare opportunity to tour the exquisite private collections or two local collectors. 




    • 9:30-10 A.M. Coffee and registration at Homewood Museum
    • 10:15-11 A.M. Talk by Katharine Fitzgerald: "The Harvey Lewis and Carroll Family Salver: A Story to 'Chew' On"
    • 12-1 P.M. Lunch at the Johns Club with keynote presentation by Ann K. Wagner: "Keeping Patrimony Chic: Baltimore's Early Repousse Silver
    • 1-2 P.M. Talk by Paul Winicki: "Two Centuries of Baltimore Silver: Show and Tell" 
    • 2:30-5 P.M. Tour of antique silver collections at private residences (Attendees must provide their own transportation; directions will be provided on the day of the event)


    Katharine Fitzgerald 
    Katharine Fitzgerald is a Lois F. McNeil Fellow in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware. A native of New England, she grew up in a family with keen interest in early American material culture. She graduated from Tufts University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Italian Studies, and held internships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as a researcher in the Contemporary Art Department and in Museum Education. Prior to her Fellowship at Winterthur, she worked for Skinner, Inc., in Appraisal Services and Oriental Rugs and Carpets. Most recently, she completed an internship in the practical work of repairing and maintaining antique clocks with Lili von Baeyer, historic clockmaker and repairwoman, in Philadelphia. During her time at Winterthur, Fitzgerald has pursued her interests in a variety of decorative arts from furniture to silver and has acted as author and co-editor for the Program's Blog, "Material Matters." During her final year at Winterthur, she is looking forward to continuing her thesis work on marine chronometers aboard 19th-century American sail-powered vessels.


    Ann K. Wagner - Keynote Speaker
    Ann K. Wagner, Curator of Decorative Arts, is responsible for approximately 20,000 objects of silver, metalware, and related composite materials such as lighting, firearms, and organics at Winterthur Museum in Delaware. She joined the curatorial staff immediately following her master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware. Ms. Wagner previously was the curatorial assistant for the department of European and American Decorative Arts at the Seattle Art Museum. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Washington in Seattle after graduating summa cum laude from Wheaton College, Massachusetts. 

    At Winterthur, Wagner enjoys introducing graduate students and the public to decorative arts and material culture through exhibitions, workshops, and classes. She has spoken to audiences from Los Angeles to Williamsburg and has written articles about American silver for publications including The Magazine Antiques, Fine Art & Antiques, Silver Magazine, and The Decorator. She was an invited contributor to the recent book American Silver in the Art Institute of Chicago, and co-authored a book and co-curated the major traveling exhibition titled: Silversmiths to the Nation: Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, 1808-1842. Wagner is an alumna of the Attingham Summer School, Society of Winterthur Fellows, and member of the Association of Art Museum Curators, the London Silver Society, the New York Silver Society, the American Ceramics Circle, and The Royal Oak Foundation.


    Paul Winicki
    Paul Winicki is the founder of Radcliffe Jewelers, an appraiser with more than 34 years experience, and a veteran on PBS's Antiques Roadshow. He has particular expertise in antique pocket watches and wristwatches, antique American silver—Baltimore silver, in particular—as well as furniture from the early 19th century through the early 20th century. He has served on the board of the Baltimore Museum of Art's American Wing and currently sits on the Acquisition Committee for the Maryland Historical Society. He has spoken at numerous antique shows and other events and on the topic of American antique silver. 



  • Dec 3
    Homewood by Candlelight
    December 3, 2018  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free for members and JHU faculty, staff, and students; $8 non-members Purchase Tickets

    Reservations requested through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. 

    Decorated for the holidays with garlands and boxwood, Homewood exudes a festive spirit that is best witnessed at the museum's annual Homewood by Candlelight open house. Glittering candlelight throughout the museum make Homewood appear as it might have in the early 19th century. The furnished period rooms will be filled with festive decor, the museum shop will offer a wide variety of holiday gift-giving ideas for people of all ages, and seasonal refreshments will be served in the wine cellar. 

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