Saturday, February 6, 2016

FEBRUARY-MARCH NEWS FROM JHU MUSEUMS

FEBRUARY 6
Valentine's Day Pop-Up Shop

Homewood Museum’s gift shop will host Lisa Anne Portera, maker of Lisa Anne’s Decadent Apples, for a special Valentine's Day pop-up shop. Famous as Baltimore’s "Apple Lady," Lisa Anne counts Martha Stewart and Nicholas Cage among her many fans and her toffee apples—made from local, tart Granny Smiths—will make scrumptious gifts for your loved ones. MORE »

 


FEBRUARY 18
Entangled Lives: Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington constantly struggled with the tangled web of slavery despite his personal desires to eliminate it from his life. In this free lecture illuminating the lived experience of slavery, Johns Hopkins history professor Philip Morgan will share the ways in which master and slaves, whites and blacks, interacted at Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation. MORE »

 


MARCH 3
Charles Carroll of Carrollton and his Caton Granddaughters: The Making of the Three American Graces

Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a leader of the American revolutionary movement in Maryland, was the patriarch of a large extended family, including his son, Charles Carroll of Homewood. In this talk focusing on his unique relationship with his exuberant and fascinating Caton granddaughters, historian Mary C. Jeske will trace how Carroll made possible the sisters’ impressive careers in England. MORE »


MARCH 9
The House Beautiful 2016 Lecture Series

Interior designer Barry Dixon will kick off the eighth edition of Evergreen's annual architecture and design lecture series by exploring how interiors can best reflect the views and landscape visible through the window. Thomas Grooms, a retired architect for the U.S. General Services Administration, will speak on April 6 and Evergreen director and curator James Archer Abbott will close the series on May 4. Series and individual tickets are now on sale. MORE »


MARCH 20
Peter Milton: Etching Enigmas opening reception
Be among the first to see Evergreen's newest special exhibition, celebrating the craft and intricate visual worlds of American contemporary printmaker Peter Milton. His copper plates and preparatory materials—being shown for the first time alongside the final prints—shed light on the innovative techniques Milton devised to give visual life to his enigmatic tableaux. Mix and mingle with the exhibition curators and other art enthusiasts and enjoy light refreshments. MORE »

 


MARCH 26
Music at Evergreen: Mined and Unmined Cole
Cole Porter concentrated on comic "list" songs that highlighted his ingenuity and irreverence while his haunting love songs brimmed with eroticism and romance. Even Porter’s forgotten songs are often as good as his most famous. Join American musical scholar Michael Lasser, singer Cindy Miller, and pianist Alan Jones for a de-lovely tour through the songs of one of America’s most beloved creative voices. MORE »

 


MEMBERS TAKE NOTE

FEBRUARY 23
Members' Extra: Carroll Silver & Watches with Paul Winicki
Gain specialist insight into some of the historical silver and objects of vertu in the Curating the Carrolls exhibition from Antiques Roadshow regular Paul Winicki of Radcliffe Jewelers. Bring in your own heirloom silver and jewelry for advice on their care and research. Open to Contributor-level members and above. Join or upgrade your membership to receive an invitation. MORE »


MARCH 10
Day Trip to Philadelphia: Powel House and Flower Show

Join members and friends of the University Museums on a day-long visit to Philadelphia to tour the fascinating (and perhaps haunted?) Powel House and attend the annual Philadelphia Flower Show. Explore breathtaking exhibits inspired by 40 national parks from Acadia to Muir Woods and draw inspiration from large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations. MORE »


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HOMEWOOD MUSEUM
3400 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218
410.516.5589 · homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu · Facebook

EVERGREEN MUSEUM & LIBRARY
4545 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21210
410.516.0341· evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu

Image credits: 1) Courtesy Lisa Anne Portera; 2) John Trumbull, George Washington (detail), 1780, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924; 3) William West, The Muses of Painting, Poetry, and Music (detail), c. 1825, Corcoran Gallery of Art; 4) Courtesy Barry Dixon Interiors; 5) Peter Stoffers, Cole Porter Red Tie Painting, 2008; 6) Peter Milton, Interiors VII: The Train from Munich (detail), 1995, Artist's Collection; 7) Abraham-Louis Bréguet, Pocket Watch (detail), c. 1800, Private Collection of a Carroll descendant; 8) Courtesy Philadelphia Flower Show