Evergreen Museum & Library provides images for educational presentations, professional research, print and electronic publications, and media projects. All requests for images must be made in writing to the Director-Curator. All requests are processed in a timely manner, according to the order in which they are received.
Contact: James Archer Abbott via email or at the following address: Evergreen Museum & Library
4545 N. Charles Street
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21210
Architecture, paintings, decorative arts, rare books, philanthropy, Baltimore's railroad history, and more. Evergreen Museum & Library, the one-time Italianate country residence of two generations of Baltimore’s philanthropic Garrett family, is celebrated for its holdings of Asian arts—porcelains, lacquer wares, and netsuke (miniature carved ivories); European paintings—including works by Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), and Ignacio Zuloaga (1870-1945); American art glass — the majority of pieces assigned to Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933); and the John Work Garrett Library of rare books and manuscripts.
This eclectic house-museum also features costume designs, drawings, and a mesmerizing private theatre designed by celebrated Russian émigré Léon Bakst (1866-1924), best known for his set designs for the Ballet Russes. Also of note are the career drawings of regional architect Laurence Hall Fowler (1876-1971); murals by Mexican-born artist Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957); and paintings by Frenchman Raoul Dufy (1877-1953).
The collections of Evergreen afford a unique perspective regarding the evolution of American collecting taste and connoisseurship, from the country’s post-Civil War industrial revolution to the modern jet age.
Portions of Evergreen’s fine and decorative art collections are represented on-line in the Johns Hopkins University Cultural Properties Database.
Download this essay by Evergreen director and curator James A. Abbott about the treasures at Evergreen and how they were assembled by the Garrett family. (PDF)