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JHU Museums Summer Calendar Highlights

June 29, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Egan Stalfort
410-516-8329
hestalfort@jhu.edu

Repoussé Style, Then and Now: A Celebration of the Art of Michael Izrael Galmer
On view through July 19

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

The ancient metalworking technique of repoussé, the art of raising ornament in relief from the reverse side, has a rich history. In America, repoussé-style silver became associated early on with Baltimore, largely through the influence of the China Trade and its introduction of complementary carved and ornamented wares. From the mid-19th century through the post-World War II era, repoussé became a kind of esthetic moniker for the “Monument City.” This often ornate style fell out of fashion in the last quarter of the 20th century, but has since seen a resurgence of interest nationwide, in part through the modern interpretations and applications of contemporary Russian-émigré silversmith Michael Izrael Galmer. This exhibition brings together thirty important pieces of Galmer’s silverwork and jewelry, displayed alongside historical examples of repoussé flatware and hollowware from the Evergreen Museum & Library collection.

HOMEWOOD, IN THE BLACK AND WHITE AESTHETIC
On view through Sunday, Sept. 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.

This intimate group photography exhibition is the culmination of a Johns Hopkins University course that focused on the black-and-white aesthetic as achieved through digital photography. The works on view communicate individual impressions of Homewood Museum, and convey magical effects through the use of specialized approaches and techniques for staging, shooting and post-processing.

THE CARROLLS’ 215TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TEA PARTY
July 12, 1:30 p.m.

Location: Homewood Museum
Cost: $33 public, $28 members. Includes optional guided museum tour. By prepaid reservation only: 410-516-5589.

Celebrate the 215th wedding anniversary of Charles Carroll Jr. and Harriet Chew Carroll by savoring a traditional afternoon tea at their Federal era country house, Homewood. Learn about early American wedding customs and traditions as you dine in the elegant reception hall, designed to be one of the coolest rooms in the house during the summer months, and enjoy an informative tour of the period rooms. Classic finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, seasonal fruits, and pastries will accompany fine black and fruit teas.

SUMMER EVENING AT EVERGREEN
July 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: Free
Experience Evergreen Museum & Library’s artistic wonderland and expansive gardens after hours. Explore the historic mansion’s first floor period rooms and special exhibitions, including Repoussé Style, Then and Now: A Celebration of Michael Izrael Galmer, and see a display of rare Shakespeare materials drawn from the John Work Garrett Library. Then head to the Meadow to see a preview performance of As You Like It by the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory at 8 p.m. Picnicking in the Meadow is welcome (bring your blanket, lawn chairs, and bug spray). Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. For information about Shakespeare in the Meadow please visit http://theshakespearefactory.com/.

PUTTING THE NEO IN CLASSICAL: DRESSING FOR THE HARVEST BALL
Sept. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Homewood Museum
Cost: $12 public, $8 members, free with purchase of Harvest Ball or Fall Frolick Afterparty ticket. Reserve online at
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/22987 or call 410-516-5589.
What do you wear to a modern-day ball? Join Lisa Simeone, beauty editor at Baltimore Style magazine, and Alexandra Deutsch, chief curator at the Maryland Historical Society, for this special illustrated talk. Whether you plan to attend Homewood Museum’s Harvest Ball and Fall Frolick Afterparty on Saturday, October 10th in period costume à la Jane Austen or in elegant modern style, we’ll have ideas for clothing, hair, and accessories for both men and women. And you can enjoy a glass of wine, to boot!

 

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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