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Johns Hopkins Museums Announce Fall, Winter Programming

September 13, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Egan Stalfort
410-516-0341, ext. 17
hestalfort@jhu.edu

THE JOHNS HOPKINS University Museums

October – December 2013 Exhibition & Programming Highlights

 

 

Exhibitions and Related Programs

 

LASTING LEGACIES: RECENT AND PROMISED GIFTS TO THE permanent COLLECTION”
On view Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 through Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (North Wing Gallery)

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

Evergreen Museum & Library of Johns Hopkins University celebrates more than 70 years of benefaction with the opening of an exciting exhibition documenting the transformative growth of the museum’s collection, showcasing recent and promised gifts from the past two decades and the donors who made them possible. Spanning three centuries and encompassing several continents, the more than 100 works of fine and decorative art enhance and expand on the museum’s founding collection of American and international art assembled by Baltimore’s philanthropic Garrett family and reflect the museum’s important mission as an educational and cultural resource. The exhibition honors both the foresight of the museum’s founders, Ambassador John Work Garrett and his wife Alice Warder Garrett, and the generosity of those who have become stewards of Evergreen’s purposeful evolution. Lasting Legacies: Recent and Promised Gifts from the Permanent Collection will appear in the museum’s North Wing Gallery, with additional installations in the Main House.

OPENING RECEPTION FOR “LASTING LEGACIES: RECENT AND PROMISED GIFTS TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION”
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2-4 p.m.

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: $10; free for JHU Museums members and students (full-time with ID). Reservations are requested. RSVP by email to evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu, by calling 410-516-0341, or purchase general public tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets at http://legacies.bpt.me.

Be among the first to see Evergreen Museum & Library’s special fall exhibition, Lasting Legacies: Recent and Promised Gifts to the Permanent Collection. Enjoy an elegant after-hours reception with light refreshments and open viewing of the first floor period rooms and galleries.

A TALE OF TWO HOUSES: HOMEWOOD AND CLIFTON”
On view Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 through Sunday, May 25, 2014
Preview Reception: Monday, Dec. 9, 5–7 p.m. $8; free for members and Johns Hopkins students. Reservations are requested. RSVP by email to homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu or by calling 410-516-0341.

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

Built as country houses in the opening years of the 19th century, Homewood and Clifton both tell fascinating stories about some of Baltimore’s first families who once called them home. The estates are related through their mutual association with famed philanthropist Johns Hopkins: Clifton was his country residence from 1838-1873 yet it was Homewood that would be selected as the suburban location for his eponymous university nearly 30 years later. Curated by students from Johns Hopkins University, this special exhibition of photographs, maps, manuscripts, and objects related to the Carroll, Thompson, Hopkins, and Wyman families explores alternate histories and futures for both houses had Clifton become the university’s campus instead.

OPENING RECEPTION FOR “A TALE OF TWO HOUSES: HOMEWOOD AND CLIFTON”
Monday, Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m.

Location: Homewood Museum
Cost: $8; free for JHU Museums members and students (full-time with ID). Reservations are requested. RSVP by email to homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu or by calling 410-516-5589.

Be among the first to see Homewood Museum’s eighth annual student-curated focus exhibition, A Tale of Two Houses: Homewood and Clifton, at the Homewood by Candlelight holiday open house. Festive decorations, seasonal refreshments, and live music.

JUST JACKS!”
On view Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 through Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre)

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

Maine-based artist Phil Sultz’s Jacks are companions for the adult, somewhat ghost-like references to the familiar childhood Jack-in-the-Box toy. Far from actual toys, each of these 50 unique constructions has a life of its own, a personality emphasized by expression and seeming action and sincerity of understanding. More to look at and engage with than to touch, these are delicate creatures and, on occasion, kindred spirits. Evergreen Museum & Library is pleased to present this special exhibition within the historic Léon Bakst-designed theatre, an environment deemed particularly appropriate in light of the theatrical character of Mr. Sultz’s engaging creations. 

OPENING RECEPTION FOR “JUST JACKS!”
Thursday, Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m.

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: $8; free for JHU Museums members and students (full-time with ID). 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 winter exhibition JUST Jacks!, featuring the whimsical work of Maine-based artist Philip Sultz, during the museum’s annual An Ever Green Evening holiday party. Themed seasonal trees and decorations, an artworks-in-progress showcase by Hopkins student artists, a silent auction, and light refreshments.

 

Lectures


“MONUMENTAL BALTIMORE” PROGRAM SERIES
Cost: 3-part subscription: $20 public; $10 JHU Museums and AIA members; Free for students (full-time with ID); or individual programs: $12 public, $8 JHU Museums and AIA members; Free for students (full-time with ID). Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested by calling 410-516-5589.
The Carroll family’s residence at Homewood during the first three decades of the 19th century coincided with impressive monument making in Baltimore in celebration of the city’s—and the nation’s—new heroes. The era marked a period of “firsts” in American public art, two of which were realized in Baltimore with the city’s Battle Monument, the first public monument raised to those killed in battle, and the Washington Monument, the first heroic and civic memorial. On the eve of their bicentennials—and in conjunction with Baltimore’s continuing War of 1812 commemoration and AIA Baltimore Architecture Month—Homewood Museum presents three programs that explore the impetus for these groundbreaking monuments and their enduring significance.

Democracy Rising: The Monuments of Baltimore, 1809-1842”
Monday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. lecture, with a 5 p.m. reception at Homewood Museum

Location: Mergenthaler Hall 111. Preceding reception is at Homewood Museum. Both are on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore.
Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability (cash or check only accepted at the door).

Mary Ryan, Ph.D., a 19th-century urban historian and the John Martin Vincent Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss the rival political ideologies expressed in Baltimore’s Washington and Battle monuments, the cornerstones of which were both laid in 1815, and the clashing interests that hovered around them in urban space.

“Baltimore’s Washington Monument: Restoration Plans for a Third Century”
Saturday, Oct. 26, 12-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. on-site lectures

Location: Mount Vernon Place, South Square (convene at the Lafayette Monument).
Each on-site lecture is limited to 20 participants. Advance, pre-paid registration is required by calling 410-516-5589. No walk-in admission.

Lance Humphries, Ph.D., Restoration Chair of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, will offer two on-site lectures discussing the nation’s first public memorial to George Washington, which put Baltimore on the map as the “Monumental City.” Learn about new discoveries that have been made in preparing the colossal column for a multi-million dollar restoration in anticipation of its 2015 bicentennial and meet members of the project team during a concluding questions-and-answer session.

“Smith, Armistead, and Key: Memorializing the Heroes of the War of 1812”
Monday, Oct. 28,
6 p.m. lecture, with a 5 p.m. reception at Homewood Museum
Location: Mergenthaler Hall 111. Preceding reception is at Homewood Museum. Both are on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore.
Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability (cash or check only accepted at the door).

Cindy Kelly, author of Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City and a former director of the Johns Hopkins University Museums, will offer a colorful, anecdotal history of Baltimore’s heroic memorials to leading figures of the War of 1812, including Samuel Smith, George Armistead, and Francis Scott Key. Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing at the reception before the lecture.

 

Concerts & Performances

 

MUSIC AT EVERGREEN CONCERT SERIES 2013–2014
Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre)

Cost: 3-concert series subscription: $55 public; $40 members; $25 students (full-time with ID); or individual concerts: $20 public, $15 members, $10 students (full-time with ID). Ticket includes admission to the museum guided tour (departs at noon, 1, or 2 p.m.) and a post-concert tea reception with the musicians. Limited space; advance tickets are recommended. Purchase tickets online at http://www.museums.jhu.edu or by calling 410-516-0341.
Evergreen Museum & Library’s popular and adventurous Music at Evergreen series of classical and world-music concerts returns for its sixty-first anniversary series, presenting live music in the museum’s stunning Bakst Theatre on three Saturdays in November, March and April.

“KURT WEILL, AMERICAN”
Saturday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m., followed by a reception

A writer of politically engaged Modernist theatre music, Kurt Weill emigrated to the United States in 1935 after fleeing Nazi Germany. He assimilated with striking adeptness the lighter, more melodic style of American musicals and created some of the most popular and daring musical theatre of his day. With a combination of enthusiasm, passion, and a sense of humor, radio personality and author Michael Lasser, singer Cindy Miller, and pianist Alan Jones offer a tour through the Broadway songs of this distinctive musical chameleon who worked with a remarkable group of lyricists—from Ira Gershwin and Alan Jay Lerner to poet Langston Hughes and playwright Maxwell Anderson.

JI-YONG, PIANO
Saturday, March 15, 3 p.m., followed by a reception

With lightning-quick fingers and dazzling technique, 22-year old piano prodigy Ji-Yong has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted, sensitive young pianist who is clearly going places.” A superstar in his native Korea, Ji-Yong set the world of classical music on fire when at the age of ten he became the youngest pianist ever to win the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition. Ji-Yong’s creative vision to make classical music more accessible to young people includes his “Stop & Listen” outdoor “guerrilla” performances in Seoul, and his Ensemble DITTO chamber recitals in Korea and Japan. He is currently at the Julliard School, where he studies with Choong-Mo Kang.

SYBARITE5
Saturday, April 5, 3 p.m., followed by a reception

Meld a classical five-piece chamber group with your favorite rock band and a dose of popular music and you get SYBARITE5. “Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience,” describes The Sarasota Herald Tribune. Sybarite5 (Sami Merdinian, Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; Louis Levitt, bass) stands out as the first string quintet ever selected as winners of Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60-year history. From Mozart to Radiohead, this adventurous group of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.

 

Special Tours and Programs

 

FREE ADMISSION WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Homewood Museum
Free museum guided tours 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tours depart on the hour and half-hour (last tour at 3:30 p.m.). Advance reservations appreciated by calling 410-516-5589.

Homewood Museum is taking part in Free Fall Baltimore by offering free guided tours on Wednesdays in October. Free Fall Baltimore is a month of free arts events in Baltimore. For more information, visit http://www.freefallbaltimore.com.

 

Holiday Events


SILHOUETTES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Saturday, Dec. 7, noon-4 p.m.
Location: Homewood Museum
Cost:  $30 for two copies of one silhouette (includes museum admission). Custom-made oval mats and rare frame styles will be available for sale on site. Advance registration for appointment time is strongly recommended. Register by calling 410-516-5589.
 
Experience the magic scissors of historical artisan Lauren Muney, a master portraitist in the tradition of the silhouette artists of the 18th and 19th centuries, create a perfect gift for the holidays. One of the few remaining freehand-scissor artists still practicing in the Mid-Atlantic, Muney will create a traditional profile-portrait of your little (or big) ones to treasure forever—in just minutes. Proceeds will benefit Homewood Museum. For more information about Lauren Muney’s nationally-known work, visit http://www.silhouettesbyhand.com .

DISCOUNT SHOPPING DAYS
Saturday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 15, museum hours
Location: Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library

Members of the Homewood and Evergreen museums, and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students are invited to enjoy special discounts in the Homewood and Evergreen gift shops. Everyone with a valid Johns Hopkins ID receives a 10 percent discount on all merchandise, excluding consignment items; museum members receive a 20 percent discount.

HOMEWOOD BY CANDLELIGHT
Monday, Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m.

Location: Homewood Museum
Cost: $8 public; free for members and Johns Hopkins students

Decorated for the holidays with garlands and boxwood by the Homeland Garden Club, Homewood exudes a festive spirit that is best witnessed at the museum’s annual Homewood by Candlelight open house. Glittering candlelight throughout the museum make Homewood appear as it might have in the early 19th century. The reception hall will be filled with the sounds of live music, the museum shop will offer a wide variety of holiday gift-giving ideas for people of all ages, and refreshments will be served in the wine cellar. The event also serves as the opening reception for the museum’s new, student-curated exhibition, A Tale of Two Houses: Homewood and Clifton.

AN EVER GREEN EVENING
Thursday, Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m.

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: $8 public, free for members and Johns Hopkins students

Evergreen Museum & Library hosts its annual holiday open house, featuring creatively themed seasonal decorations; a silent auction for one-of-a-kind faux book boxes hand-decorated by some of Baltimore’s best designers and crafters; and after-hours viewing of the museum’s special exhibitions, JUST Jacks! and Lasting Legacies: Recent and Promised Gifts to the Permanent Collection. Johns Hopkins students will showcase work-in-progress for an upcoming group exhibition of art books; festive holiday fare will be served; and a variety of unique gifts and fresh greens harvested from Evergreen’s grounds will be available for sale in the museum shop.

HOLIDAY FAMILY DAY: PICK A CARD! MAKE A TREAT! HEAR A TALE!
Saturday, Dec. 8, 12-3 p.m., with a performance at 3 p.m.

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: Adults: $12 adults; $8 children; $6 members (includes guided tour, programs, performance, and all materials). Performance only: $4 adults and children; free for members. Advance registration requested: evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu or 410.516.0341.

Evergreen Museum & Library presents a special afternoon of festive activities themed around the holiday season, including a Victorian-inspired card making workshop and cookie decorating from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory performs the beloved Hans Christian Andersen children’s story “The Little Match Girl” at 3 p.m. Guided tours of the museum will depart hourly on the hour with the last tour at 3 p.m.

 

Homewood Museum, Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel: 410-516-5589
Email: homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu
Website: 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
Email: evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu
Website: 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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