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Bakst Reimagined
A New Permanent Exhibition Now On View

A new permanent exhibition celebrating Evergreen Museum & Library's uniquely rich collection of work by revolutionary stage designer and artist Léon Bakst, who was a guest at Evergreen during the winter of 1923-1924.

Born in Russia in 1866, Bakst belonged to that young generation of European artists who rebelled against 19th-century stage realism, which had become pedantic and literal, without imagination or theatricality. Bakst’s fame lay in the ballets he designed for the Diaghilev Ballets Russes. This rotating "open storage" installation highlights treasures from the museum's Bakst collection that normally are out of view, including rarely seen costume and set designs for the Ballets Russes' legendary production of The Sleeping Princess, and works commissioned for Evergreen’s private theatre.


Visitor Information

On view 11am–4pm Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm Saturday–Sunday (last tour departs at 3pm) / Included with guided museum tour admission.


Bakst Reimagined is guest curated by Nissa Cheng, a 2014 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, majoring in classics.


The exhibition is made possible, in part, by the Evergreen House Foundation and the Maryland State Arts Council.