Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • May 11
    TO Sep 8
    Fantasia Reimagined: Don Joint & Evergreen's Meissen Garden
    May 11, 2019September 8, 2019
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Free with regular admission; $3 for exhibition only

    Evergreen Museum & Library is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. For group tours or more information, contact the museum at 410-516-0341. 

    Artist Don Joint celebrates the many figurines of German porcelain collected by two generations of Evergreen’s Garrett family in this special exhibition that juxtaposes objects from the museum’s collection with his own large-scale glass mosaic. The intricate patterns of Joint's mosaics both echo and diverge from the sprightly eighteenth- and nineteenth-century figurines produced by the Meissen company, prompting visitors to reconsider these objects that are so often dismissed as kitsch.  

  • Sep 6
    New Approaches to Old Things: How Historic Sites Are Changing the Narrative
    September 6, 2019  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $20 public; $15 for members and Johns Hopkins faculty and staff; free for JHU students Purchase Tickets

    Due to limited seating, advance registration is requested: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is subject to seating availability.

    Using objects from Homewood and other museums, Catharine Dann Roeber, the Brock W. Jobe Associate Professor of Decorative Arts and Material Culture at Winterthur Museum, will discuss how musueums can use their existing collections to interpret the lives of their former enslaved inhabitants. 

     

    5:30 p.m. – Wine and cheese reception 

    6 p.m. – Talk

    7 p.m. – Q&A

     


     

    Catharine Dann Roeber teaches graduate courses for the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware. She received her master's degree through that same program and her Ph.D. in history from the College of William and Mary. Her areas of research include culinary history, history of print and ephemera, and Pennsylvania material and architectural heritage. Roeber also has diverse experience with archeology departments, research libraries, museum, and cultural nonprofits. In addition, she has curated, co-curated, or coordinated exhibitions at Winterthur and the Brandywine River Museum. 

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