Upcoming Exhibitions at the JHU Museums
  • Mar 11
    TO Jun 5
    Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home
    March 11, 2020June 5, 2020

    SPECIAL HOUSE-WIDE EXHIBITION!

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free with museum admission

    NEW EXHIBITION!

    Each day, American consumers make hundreds of choices that directly and indirectly contribute to the protection or destruction of the natural environment. But this predicament is not unique to our age. Americans of the early nineteenth century, like the Carrolls of Homewood, also struggled to reconcile the twin impulses of capitalism and conservation. 

    In Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home, Homewood Museum mines its impressive collection of early nineteenth-century decorative arts to explore this dichotomy. From mahogany furniture that encouraged mass deforestation to lithographs that celebrated the new nation's natural splendor, the house-wide exhibition reveals early Americans' complex relationship to their environment and the role Baltimore played as a bustling port of trade and taste-making city. 

    With April 2020 marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Naturally Beautiful asks visitors to consider the museum in a new light and ponder the parallels between historical consumption habits and the current environmental crisis. 

     

    VISITOR INFORMATION

    Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home is free with regular museum admission. Homewood Museum is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. To arrange group tours of seven or more, please call the museum at 410-516-5589.  

     

    PROGRAMMING

     

    MARCH 12, 5-7 P.M. | Join Homewood Museum for the grand opening of Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home. Explore the exhibition, enjoy refreshments in the Wine Cellar, and hear a special talk by Dr. Laura Turner Igoe, Curator of American Art at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. For more information or to register, click here

    APRIL 7, 5:30-7:30 P.M. | As a benefit of membership, members of the Johns Hopkins University Museums at the the Contributor Level and above ($250+) are invited to a special behind-the-scenes talk with the curators of Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home. For more information, click here. To become a member or upgrade your membership, call 410-516-8327 or email museumsmembership@jhu.edu.  


    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

    This exhibition is made possible in part by Forbes and Sara Maner, Eileen Perkins, and Jill E. McGovern. 

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