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Johns Hopkins University Museums: May – August 2012 Exhibition and Programming Highlights

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May 4, 2012
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Exhibitions and Related Programs

FEDERAL FOODIES: FROM FARM TO TABLE IN EARLY BALTIMORE”
*Extended* On view through Sunday, May 27

Location: Homewood Museum

Cost: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour, or $3 for the exhibition only.

Charles Carroll Jr. took great pride and pleasure in creating a beautiful and productive setting for his Federal-era summer house, Homewood, with fields, gardens, and orchards set amidst 130 picturesque acres. Federal Foodies examines this intersection of house and landscape by taking a closer look at food, farming, and festivity in early Baltimore. From farming and gardening practices to how foods were preserved, prepared, and presented, this student-curated focus exhibition offers new insights into farm-to-table living, 19th century style.

SUMMER EXHIBITIONS OPENING DAY CELEBRATION

Sunday, May 13, 1–4 p.m., with curator’s tour at 2 p.m.
Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: Free; reservations are requested. RSVP by email to evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu or by calling 410-516-0341.
Be among the first to see Evergreen Museum & Library’s new exhibitions, Sculpture at Evergreen 7: Landscape and Laboratory and Eliot Porter: TREES. Enjoy an open house of the museum’s first floor period rooms and galleries, opportunities to meet the exhibition curators, a 2 p.m. tour of Sculpture at Evergreen 7 with the curator and participating artists, and light refreshments.

SCULPTURE AT EVERGREEN 7: LANDSCAPE AS LABORATORY”
On view Sunday, May 13 through Sunday, Sept. 30

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

Cost: Free and on view throughout the museum grounds, Tuesday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Gates locked promptly at 5 p.m.). A map with the location of each installation is available in the museum shop.

The art and science of landscape architecture is never more evident than in the reading of a site. When a site has the cultural and topographical depth of Evergreen, translating such significance through imaginative design can be both challenging and rewarding. Responding to the property’s 155-year history and diverse collections, a team of students from the University of Maryland’s Landscape Architecture program has designed ten exciting site-specific installations that redefine Evergreen—the house, the grounds, the ideal. Come contemplate this laboratory for the curious-at-heart. The exhibition is guest-curated by John B. (Jack) Sullivan, coordinator of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program and associate professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland.

“ELIOT PORTER: TREES”

On view Sunday, May 13 through Sunday, Aug. 26

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

Cost: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

A focus exhibition of American photographer Eliot Porter’s mesmerizing, limited edition Trees portfolio, 10 dye transfer prints created between 1958 and 1975 representing a master’s view of one of the most basic elements of the landscape, the tree. Each image represents a different treatment, a skillful use of color, light, or composition. Subjects range from the grand to the intimate, from colorful to stark. This edition of the portfolio was given to the University of Maryland by Joseph French and Evergreen is honored to share in its inaugural exhibition in partnership with The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland.

“TAI HWA GOH: LULLABY IN EVERGREEN”

On view through Sunday, May 27

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

Cost: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

Tai Hwa Goh is a Korean-born printmaker and paper artist living in the New Jersey Palisades. As Evergreen’s 10th artist-in-residence, she has transformed the mansion’s grand main staircase and entryway, which once marked the transition from social to private space, into a three-dimensional sculpture using enlarged, cut, and reworked hand waxed prints inspired by the museum and library collections. The installation forges a physical relationship with the architectural space and surfaces, inviting viewers to engage with and consider the materiality of prints. Marked by the artist’s interest in contrasting the fragility of works on paper with concrete architectural elements, the work invites multiple interpretations and questions the concept of print reproduction.

ALIX AYMÉ: European Perception and Asian Poeticism”

On view through Sunday, Sept. 30
Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

Cost: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour, or $3 for the exhibition only.

This is the first museum exhibition devoted to the career of 20th century French artist Alix Aymé, an influential participant in the promotion of Paris-born modernism in the era between the world wars. The exhibition presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist’s development over nearly four decades, from her early works under the tutelage of French Nabi painter Maurice Denis, to her mature compositions of sensual portraits and haunting landscapes that fused traditional Asian styles with the spirit of Western modernism. Bringing together nearly 40 works from public and private collections, the exhibition includes never-before-exhibited paintings, drawings, lacquer panels, and book illustrations chronicling a career that was much inspired by the artist’s more than 20 years living and teaching in Indochina.

  • Special Events

ALICE’S WONDERLAND GARDEN PARTY
Thursday, May 10, 6
–8:30 p.m.
Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: $100 Individual (one ticket); $250 Contributor (one ticket); $600 Patron (two tickets); $1,000 Benefactor (two tickets). Same day, at the door friend level tickets are an additional $25. Tickets available through the museum’s website at http://museums.jhu.edu or by calling 410-516-0341. Tickets are tax-deductible after $45.

Evergreen Museum & Library celebrates its new rite of spring with the second Alice’s Wonderland Garden Party, a festive fundraiser for the historic property’s ongoing restoration projects. Guests will enjoy fabulous Wonderland-themed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a spectacular silent auction, live music by the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet, a preview of the exhibition Sculpture at Evergreen 7: Landscape as Laboratory and a fun and fierce Mad Hatter hat contest for the best spring hats, with ladies and gentlemen competing for prizes in numerous categories.

EVENING OF TRADITIONAL BEVERAGES: PUNCH!
Thursday, June 7, 6
–8 p.m.
Location: Homewood Museum (Rain location: Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall)

Cost: $35 member, $45 public. Tickets available through the museum’s website at http://museums.jhu.edu or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-ins subject to availability; must be 21 years or older.

Perhaps the first cocktail of early America, punch is thought to take its name from the Indian word panch for five, referring to the five ingredients of which it was composed: something sour, something sweet, something strong, something weak, and spices. Homewood Museum and Woodberry Kitchen present a modern exploration of this historical beverage with remarks and history by Corey Polyoka, the restaurant’s chief mixologist. Enjoy three original, high-octane punch recipes featuring rare or unique Maryland spirits, created especially for this event by members of the newly-formed Baltimore Bartender’s Guild: Corey Polyoka of Woodberry Kitchen; Brendan Dorr of B&O American Brasserie and Doug Atwell of Rye; and Perez Klebahn of Mr. Rain’s Fun House. Snacks provided by Woodberry Kitchen.

THE CARROLL’S 212TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TEA

Sunday, July 15, 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. seatings

Location: Homewood Museum

Cost: $30 public, $25 members. By prepaid reservation only: 410-516-5589.

Celebrate the 212th wedding anniversary of Charles Carroll Jr. and Harriet Chew Carroll by savoring a traditional afternoon tea at their country house, Homewood. Learn about the lives and lifestyle of one of early America’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families as you dine in the elegant reception hall, designed to be one of the coolest rooms in the house during the summer months. Classic finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, seasonal fruits, and pastries will accompany fine black and fruit teas and a celebratory Champagne toast.

SUMMER EVENING AT EVERGREEN
Thursday, July 19, 5-7 p.m.

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

Cost: Free
Experience Evergreen Museum & Library’s artistic wonderful after hours. See Sculpture at Evergreen 7 and explore the museum’s first floor, featuring the exhibitions Alix Aymé: European Perception and Asian Poeticism and Eliot Porter: TREES, and a display of rare editions of Shakespeare drawn from the John Work Garrett Library. At 7:30 p.m. head to the Evergreen Meadow to see a preview performance of Love’s Labour’s Lost by the Shakespeare Factory Players.

  • Lectures and Readings

DONALD ALBRECHT: “THE AMERICAN STYLE: COLONIAL REVIVAL AND THE MODERN METROPOLIS ”
Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

Cost: $20 public; $15 members and students (full-time with ID). Limited space; advance registration is required: http://www.museums.jhu.edu or 410-516-0341.

Throughout American history, no style has proven more enduring than the Colonial Revival, which emerged in the late nineteenth century. Powerfully connecting the present to the past, the Colonial Revival remains popular today, retaining its status as the American style. Join Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York, for an exploration of the Colonial Revival from a national perspective, and the movement’s impact on New York City—the ultimate modern metropolis. Albrecht has curated exhibitions that have ranged from overviews of cultural trends to profiles of individual design firms and artists, including last year’s critically acclaimed The American Style: Colonial Revival and the Modern Metropolis.

  • Music

KUBRICK QUARTET
Tuesday, May 8, 5 p.m., followed by a reception with the musicians

Location: Homewood Museum

Cost: Suggested donation is $10; $5 students (full-time with ID). Seating is limited and advance reservations are requested: homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu or 410-516-5589.

Formed in 2011, the Kubrick Quartet (Orin Laursen, Songeun Jeong, violins; Dian Zhang, viola; Javier Martin Iglesias; cello) presents the string quartet repertoire in dazzling color, virtuosity, and authenticity. In the short time that they have been together, they have already displayed a high level of performance, both musically and technically, earning themselves a 2011-2012 Peabody Conservatory Honors Ensemble award. They currently study under the instruction of esteemed performer and director of chamber music at Peabody, Michael Kannen. The program features Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2 and Mozart’s String Quartet in C major, K. 465, “Dissonance.”

Homewood Museum, Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel: 410-516-5589
E-mail: homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu
Web site: www.museums.jhu.edu
Hours: Open by guided tour offered on the hour and half-hour, Tuesday–Friday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday–Sunday: noon–4 p.m. Last tour at 3:30 p.m. Closed Monday, as well as major holidays.
Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors (65+) and AAA members; $5 students (with ID), youth (6–18) and Johns Hopkins alumni and retirees; Free for members, Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students (with valid ID) and children (5 and under).

Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University
4545 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
Tel: 410-516-0341
E-mail: evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu
Web site: www.museums.jhu.edu
Hours: Open by guided tour offered hourly on the hour, Tuesday–Friday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday–Sunday: noon–4 p.m. Last tour at 3 p.m. Closed Monday, as well as major holidays. Free on-site parking.
Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors (65+) and AAA members; $5 students (with ID), youth (6–18) and Johns Hopkins alumni and retirees; Free for members, Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students (with valid ID) and children (5 and under).

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