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Contact: Heather Egan Stalfort
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410-516-0341 ext. 17


The Johns Hopkins University Museums
Summer/Fall 2007 Exhibition & Programming Highlights

 

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.

Program
"Historic Homewood ArtWalk"

Self-guided tours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 12 -4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Guided tours by appointment; and twice a day, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 (noon from Homewood Museum; 1 p.m. from the Baltimore Museum of Art)
FREE

A fun, informative and 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"

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 Downtown Dollar Days.

 

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.

Program
"A Summer Evening at Evergreen"

Thursday, July 5, 5-7 p.m. open house, 7:30 p.m. performance
FREE, $5 suggested donation

At Evergreen's 7th annual "Summer Evening at Evergreen," visitors are invited to explore the museum after-hours, see 17th-century Shakespeare folios in the John Work Garrett Library and meet Evergreen's summer artist-in-residence, mezzo-soprano performance artist Martha McDonald, at a "meet the artist" reception in the historic Bakst Theatre. The evening concludes with a public dress rehearsal by the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival of The Tragedy of Macbeth in the meadow. Visitors are invited to picnic on the grounds while enjoying the performance.

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 1878-1942, 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 Exhibition
"Dufy: the Evergreen Collection"

Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 – Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008
Open Gallery: Saturday, October 6, noon-4 p.m. FREE with museum admission; on view as part of regular museum tours

Whether the scene is an Ascot horse race, the yachts of Deauville or the countryside of the Côte D'Azur, the works of Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) capture all the color and excitement of the moment. Evergreen has organized an exhibition, drawn primarily from the museum's Dufy collection, comprising the oil and watercolor paintings collected by Alice Warder Garrett in the 1930s, when Dufy was at the height of his career. These works reveal the energy with which the artist rendered his favorite subjects — landscapes, races, regattas, and social gatherings — and his distinctive use of color and line, learned in part from Henri Matisse and other fellow Fauve painters. Accompanying the exhibition is a student-curated focus show on Alice Warder Garrett's contemporary art exhibitions, held in 1934 at her Paris gallery.

Accompanying Programming: Including a free daytime talk and book signing by exhibition catalogue author Cindy Kelly; and an 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 annual 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 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 Performance
Martha McDonald

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25-26, 6 p.m. & Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. (Bakst Theatre)
$6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students and children 6 and over, FREE members

Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist Martha McDonald, the first performance-based artist in Evergreen's 7-year-old artist-in-residence program "House Guests," presents a unique performance piece inspired by the "Songs in Costume" productions staged in the early 1920s by Evergreen's former mistress, Alice Warder Garrett. Against the backdrop of the historic Bakst Theatre, McDonald's performance features Spanish and Irish folk songs, handmade costumes based on ones made for Mrs. Garrett by artists Léon Bakst and Miguel Covarrubias, and original monologue.

Program
Dufy Lecture and Book Signing by Cindy Kelly

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2-3 p.m. (Bakst Theatre)
FREE, registration encouraged; call 410-516-0341 or e-mail evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu

Join Cindy Kelly, independent curator and former director of the Johns Hopkins University Museums, as she explores the origin of the Dufy collection at Evergreen and the evolution of Alice Warder Garrett, the mansion's former mistress, as a patron of contemporary art. After the lecture, Kelly will sign copies of the exhibition catalogue, which will be available for purchase. 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.

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"

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 Downtown Dollar Days.

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, vice president of the Art Gallery of Fells Point and a member 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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