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Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

August 20, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Heather Egan Stalfort
hestalfort@jhu.edu
410-516-0341 ext. 17


Johns Hopkins University Museums
Fall 2007 Calendar

Exhibition & Programming Highlights

Note to Editors: Please discard previous calendars. This information is current as of August 2007. Before publishing or planning events, please call the communications office at (410) 516-0341, ext. 17 for the most current information.

 

HOMEWOOD MUSEUM (formerly Homewood House Museum)
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street,
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-516-5589, homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu
www.museums.jhu.edu
Guided tours on the half-hour 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri, and 12-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (last tour at 3:30)
$6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 students and children 6 and over; FREE for members

A National Historic Landmark built in 1801 by Charles Carroll Jr. and one of the nation's best surviving examples of Federal period architecture, Homewood Museum is renowned for its elegant proportions, extravagant details and superb collection of American decorative arts, including Carroll family furnishings.

Special Event
Museum Day 2007
Free admission: Saturday, Sept. 29, noon-4 p.m.

The JHU Museums are participants in Museum Day 2007, a nationwide event where museums and cultural institutions across the country offer free admission to Smithsonian readers and Smithsonian.com visitors. To receive free general admission, Homewood visitors must present the Museum Day Admission Card available in the September 2007 issue of Smithsonian magazine or downloadable at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. The Museum Day Admission Card is valid for up to two visitors and is limited to one per household.

Special Event
Free Fall Homewood
Free admission: Tuesday, Oct. 2 – Wednesday, Oct. 31

Check out this impressive National Historic Landmark as many times as you like in October when Homewood Museum waives its admission fees as part of Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide program designed to make the arts available to everyone. Get up close and personal with this dazzling example of Federal architecture, from the superb woodcarving and plaster ornamentation to the array of fanlights and period furnishings. The museum's permanent collections are accessible to the public through guided tours offered on the half hour 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, and noon - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Last tour at 3:30 p.m.).

Program
"Historic Homewood ArtWalk"
Self-guided tours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday -Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Guided tours by appointment; and twice a day, Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 (noon from Homewood Museum; 1 p.m. from the Baltimore Museum of Art)
FREE

A fun, informative, free walking tour that connects two significant collections of American historic interiors and decorative arts located less than a quarter mile away from each other. Traversing The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, ArtWalk participants learn the history of the physical and artistic landscape in which Homewood Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art are located. Informative brochure with map available at both museums, and online with an ArtWalk podcast at www.museums.jhu.edu/homewood/events/artwalk/.

Special Event
"20th Anniversary Celebration of Homewood Museum"
Friday, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m.
FREE

Homewood Museum celebrates 20 years of connecting Baltimore's past and present with walk-through tours of the museum, and birthday cake and refreshments on the lawn.

Program
"Homewood by Candlelight"
Monday, Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m.
$6 public, FREE members

Decorated for the holidays with garlands and boxwood, Homewood exudes a festive spirit that is best witnessed at the museum's annual Homewood by Candlelight open house. Rooms will be set for entertaining, the reception hall will be filled with the sounds of early American music performed by renowned artist David Hildebrand, and the museum shop will offer a wide variety of holiday gift- giving ideas for people of all ages.

Special Event
Holiday Traditions (Dollar Day Weekend)
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 & 9, noon-4 p.m.
$1 public, FREE members

Visitors of the Johns Hopkins University Museums are invited to enjoy holiday music, decorations, light refreshments and holiday shopping in the museum shop as part of Dollar Day Weekend.

 

EVERGREEN MUSEUM & LIBRARY (Formerly Evergreen House)
The Johns Hopkins University
4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
410-516-0341, evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu
www.museums.jhu.edu
Guided tours on the hour 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri, and noon- 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (last tour at 3)
Housed in a former Gilded Age mansion surrounded by Italian-style gardens, Evergreen Museum & Library is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books and manuscripts assembled by two generations of the philanthropic Garrett family, and a vibrant, inspirational venue for contemporary artists.

Museum Tour
"Ever Baltimore"
Special tour available by appointment only.
For information and to schedule, call 410-516-0341

Built in 1858 on rural Charles Street Avenue in North Baltimore and later home to Baltimore's Garrett family from 1878 to 1952, Evergreen has witnessed a century and a half of history. "Ever Baltimore," a special history-focused museum tour, highlights events of the 19th and 20th centuries — the Civil War, industrial America and the rise of railroads, the women's suffrage movement, the World Wars, art patronage in the Gilded Age — through the lives and collections of this opulent mansion's former residents.

Special Event
Museum Day 2007
Free admission: Saturday, Sept. 29, noon-4 p.m.

The JHU Museums are participants in Museum Day 2007, a nationwide event where museums and cultural institutions across the country offer free admission to Smithsonian readers and Smithsonian.com visitors. To receive free General Admission, Evergreen visitors must present the Museum Day Admission Card available in the September 2007 issue of Smithsonian magazine or downloadable at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. The Museum Day Admission Card is valid for up to two visitors and is limited to one per household.

Exhibition
Exhibiting Alice
Friday, Sept. 22, 2007 - Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008
FREE with museum admission; on view as part of regular museum tours

As a complement to the special exhibition Dufy: The Evergreen Collection, this focus show explores the Paris art gallery that Alice Garrett sponsored for two months during the summer of 1934. Focusing on more than 25 objects drawn from Evergreen's archives and permanent collections, Exhibiting Alice reconstructs Mrs. Garrett's gallery — claimed to be among the most frequented in Paris at the time — and the dynamic woman who gave young, emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit their works alongside some of the leading artists of the day. The exhibition is curated by Johns Hopkins art history major Margaret Deli, a rising senior.

Special Exhibition
"Dufy: The Evergreen Collection"
Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 – Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct. 6, 1-4 p.m.
FREE with museum admission; on view as part of regular museum tours

An enchanting group of brilliantly colored oil and watercolor paintings by Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) depicts horse races, landscapes, sea goddesses, regattas, and other lighthearted scenes of leisure and spectacle. Acquired in the 1930s by Alice Warder Garrett for her modern art collection, these 19 paintings, many of which have been newly conserved, are rarely seen together. Dufy: The Evergreen Collection is the first exhibition devoted to these expressive works, which reveal the joyous energy with which Dufy rendered his favorite subjects and his distinctive use of color and line, learned in part from Matisse and other Fauve painters. Also on view will be letters and photographs documenting the collection's journey from Paris to Baltimore. A fully illustrated catalog accompanies the exhibition, which is organized by Evergreen curator Jackie O'Regan.
Accompanying Programming: Including a film screening, watercolor workshop, and evening of French- themed performances. Details about these and additional programs presented in association with this exhibition are listed below in chronological order.

Film Screening
"Raoul Dufy – Painter and Decorator" with
"The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy"
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m.
FREE with museum admission

Discover why many consider Dufy a painter of genius in this documentary featuring contributions from distinguished critics and interviews with patrons, models, and dealers who knew the artist. "The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy," an award-winning 1955 cartoon short written by experimental filmmaker Sidney Peterson and directed by Aurelius Battaglia, will be shown before the feature. This program is offered in association with the exhibition, Dufy: The Evergreen Collection, on view through Jan. 6, 2008, as part of regular museum tours.

Special Event
"artUncorked – Vive La France Ooh-la-la!"
Thursday, Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m. (Carriage House)
A Celebration of Art, Wine and Food
Tickets: $35 public, $30 members; available at www.missiontix.com or 410-516-0341

Come discover the flavors of Burgundy, Provence and a host of other famous French wine regions at "Vive la France Ooh- la-la!," Evergreen's second artUncorked wine-tasting evening to benefit the museum's visual arts programs. Taste more than 35 fabulous wines from America's most famous and influential French wine importer, Kermit Lynch, all expertly paired by event sponsor The Wine Source with regional French foods from some of Baltimore's most creative chefs. All evening, guests will enjoy live music by the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet and bidding on fabulous silent auction items, and wine experts will be on hand to provide helpful tips on creative pairings for seasoned oenophiles and wine newcomers alike.
Special New Membership Offer in Conjunction with artUncorked: Join now through Oct. 11, and receive $10 off all new Evergreen memberships—and the special member ticket price to artUncorked; then discover all the museum has to offer year-round! Contact the Membership Office at 410-516-6710 or e-mail museummembership@jhu.edu for more information about museum membership and its benefits.

55th Season of the Evergreen Concert Series
The Voices of London
Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. (Bakst Theatre)
Tickets: $20 public, $15 members; available at www.missiontix.com or 410-516-0341

Honed in the centuries-old English choral tradition, the Voices of London command a repertoire that spans a millennium of vocal music. From Renaissance madrigals and motets to beloved folk songs, this quartet will entertain with their patented versatility, sparkle and humor.

"House Guests" artist-in-residence exhibition series
Martha McDonald: Dress me slow, I'm in a Hurry
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25-26, 6 p.m. & Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. (Bakst Theatre)
$6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students, FREE members

This site-specific performance art piece was created by Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist and cultural chameleon Martha McDonald, who delves into history as a way of exploring the present. Inspired by Alice Warder Garrett's Songs in Costume recitals of the 1920s, Dress me slow, I'm in a hurry features Irish and Spanish folk songs accompanied by classical guitar and mandolin, and evocative costumes handmade by McDonald based on traditional Irish fisherman sweaters, and the intensely colored designs of Léon Bakst and Miguel Covarrubias. Weaving historic and personal stories with onstage costume changes and humor, McDonald will respond to Mrs. Garrett's artistic aspirations and reflect on her own life as a performance artist.

Program
"Chansons & Cabaret" featuring Baltimore's Boister
Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. exhibition viewing; 8 p.m. performance (Bakst Theatre)
Tickets: $15 public, $12 members; available at www.missiontix.com or 410-516-0341

An evening of classic chansons of the French cabaret with a twist, offered in conjunction with the exhibition Dufy: The Evergreen Collection. Guests are invited to tour the exhibition beginning at 7 p.m. The show kicks off in the Bakst Theatre at 8 p.m. with Franco-accented introductions and chansons by hostess Laure Drogoul and a unique performance by Evergreen's summer artist-in- residence, mezzo-soprano performance artist Martha McDonald, before the neo-cabaret ensemble Boister takes the stage. A cash beverage and dessert bar will be available prior to the concert and during intermission.

55th Season of the Evergreen Concert Series
La Catrina Quartet
Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. (Carriage House)>
Tickets: $20 public, $15 members; available at www.missiontix.com or 410-516-0341

Hailed by Keith Robinson (cellist, the Miami String Quartet), as being "among the most promising young string quartets today," the La Catrina Quartet is actively engaged in promoting the chamber music of Latin America as well as collaborating with living composers to perform their work.

Special Event
Holiday Traditions (Dollar Day Weekend)
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 & 9, noon-4 p.m.
$1 public, FREE members.

Visitors of the Johns Hopkins University Museums are invited to enjoy holiday music, decorations, light refreshments and holiday shopping in the museum shop as part of Dollar Day Weekend.

Program
Watercolor Workshop
Sunday, Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m.
$45 public, $35 members (includes materials and museum admission). Pre-paid registration required; call 410-516- 0341 for registration and/or more information.

Evergreen will offer a watercolor painting workshop in conjunction with the exhibition Dufy: The Evergreen Collection. Taught by Lois Woford of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the workshop will introduce students to the unique properties of watercolor, and cover basic composition, color schemes and watercolor techniques to create texture and depth in painting. The workshop is open to artists of all levels — from the novice to the professional — and includes a tour of the Dufy exhibition. Space in the class will be limited.


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