Monday, March 28, 2011

TALKING ABOUT BOOKS @ EVERGREEN & HOMEWOOD MUSEUMS

  • OUTDOOR SCUPTURE IN BALTIMORE
    WHEN: April 6, 6–8 PM; 6 PM reception and signing; 7 PM book talk
    WHERE: Evergreen Museum & Library (Carriage House)
    TICKETS: Free admission

    Evergreen Museum & Library, the Johns Hopkins University Press, and the Friends of the Sheridan Libraries present art historian and JHU Press author Cindy Kelly, discussing her new book Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City. Kelly mined local archives and conducted interviews with contemporary artists to uncover the details behind Baltimore’s public sculptures. From the 19th-century splendor of Mount Vernon Place to the 20th-century sculpture of the Inner Harbor, Kelly invites us to see Baltimore in a wholly fresh perspective. Kelly is a former director of Johns Hopkins’ historic house museums, Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library.

SISTERS OF FORTUNE
WHEN:
April 9, 6–8 PM; 6 PM reception and signing; 7 PM book talk
WHERE:
Homewood Museum
TICKETS: Free
Reservations requested at 410.516.5589

Enjoy an evening with English biographer and historian Jehanne Wake, who will discuss her new book, Sisters of Fortune, about the exuberant lives of Marianne, Louisa, Bess and Emily Caton, who enthralled high society in the wake of Waterloo. Three of them sailed to England, married aristocrats, and left a legacy of public success, financial savvy, and an independence worthy of their family's heritage: their grandfather was Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet Jehanne and learn of the Caton sisters' fascinating history in the glorious setting of Homewood, the country house of their uncle, Charles Carroll Jr.