Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University

Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University Part of the Johns Hopkins University Museums, Evergreen Museum & Library houses a prestigious collection of international art and rare books assembled by two generations of Baltimore’s philanthropic Garrett family.
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Architecture, paintings, decorative arts, rare books, philanthropy, Baltimore's railroad history, and more.The Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum & Library, the one-time Italianate country residence of two generations of Baltimore’s Garrett family, is celebrated for its holdings of Asian arts: porcelains, lacquer wares, and netsuke (miniature carved ivories); European paintings—including

Architecture, paintings, decorative arts, rare books, philanthropy, Baltimore's railroad history, and more.The Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum & Library, the one-time Italianate country residence of two generations of Baltimore’s Garrett family, is celebrated for its holdings of Asian arts: porcelains, lacquer wares, and netsuke (miniature carved ivories); European paintings—including

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The goal of Evergreen's new self-guided garden tour is to walk you through some of the changes to Evergreen's grounds an...
07/20/2021

The goal of Evergreen's new self-guided garden tour is to walk you through some of the changes to Evergreen's grounds and gardens over its 163-year history. For instance, this view of the house from the bottom of the side yard stairs, looks different today than when this picture when taken in the early-to-mid 20th century.

See for yourself tomorrow (Wednesday) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or Friday from 2-5 p.m.

Tours are free. Visit https://museums.jhu.edu for more information.

[Image courtesy of Evergreen House Foundation Archives]

The goal of Evergreen's new self-guided garden tour is to walk you through some of the changes to Evergreen's grounds and gardens over its 163-year history. For instance, this view of the house from the bottom of the side yard stairs, looks different today than when this picture when taken in the early-to-mid 20th century.

See for yourself tomorrow (Wednesday) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or Friday from 2-5 p.m.

Tours are free. Visit https://museums.jhu.edu for more information.

[Image courtesy of Evergreen House Foundation Archives]

🎉EXCITING NEWS🎉 Starting Friday, July 16, Evergreen is reopening its grounds for FREE self-guided garden tours! This wee...
07/15/2021

🎉EXCITING NEWS🎉 Starting Friday, July 16, Evergreen is reopening its grounds for FREE self-guided garden tours!

This week, tours are offered Friday, July 16, 2-5 p.m. and Saturday, July 17, 2-5 p.m.

Days and hours will vary week-to-week, and tours are weather-dependent, so check https://museums.jhu.edu/evergreen-calendar/ for the latest visitor's info.

We can't wait to welcome you back to Evergreen!

🎉EXCITING NEWS🎉 Starting Friday, July 16, Evergreen is reopening its grounds for FREE self-guided garden tours!

This week, tours are offered Friday, July 16, 2-5 p.m. and Saturday, July 17, 2-5 p.m.

Days and hours will vary week-to-week, and tours are weather-dependent, so check https://museums.jhu.edu/evergreen-calendar/ for the latest visitor's info.

We can't wait to welcome you back to Evergreen!

Congratulations to Italy on their #EuroCup2021 win over England. We're pretty sure John Work Garrett of Evergreen would ...
07/11/2021

Congratulations to Italy on their #EuroCup2021 win over England. We're pretty sure John Work Garrett of Evergreen would approve since he was the U.S. Ambassador to Italy from 1929 to 1933, a posting he memorialized in this lunette in Evergreen's Reading Room painted by Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias.

Congratulations to Italy on their #EuroCup2021 win over England. We're pretty sure John Work Garrett of Evergreen would approve since he was the U.S. Ambassador to Italy from 1929 to 1933, a posting he memorialized in this lunette in Evergreen's Reading Room painted by Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias.

Happy Friday! If you're road-tripping this weekend, we wish you safe travels and unclogged roadways.Pictured: Three unid...
07/09/2021

Happy Friday! If you're road-tripping this weekend, we wish you safe travels and unclogged roadways.

Pictured: Three unidentified people sit in a car on Evergreen's driveway. June 24, 1904. Evergreen House Foundation Archives.

Happy Friday! If you're road-tripping this weekend, we wish you safe travels and unclogged roadways.

Pictured: Three unidentified people sit in a car on Evergreen's driveway. June 24, 1904. Evergreen House Foundation Archives.

Happy 4th of July from Evergreen! Did you know that one of the highlights of Evergreen's John Work Garrett Library is a ...
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July from Evergreen! Did you know that one of the highlights of Evergreen's John Work Garrett Library is a complete set of signatures from all signatories of the Declaration of Independence? This includes the rare marks of signers such as Button Gwinnett of Georgia, who died in a duel less than a year after signing the Declaration of Independence. Gwinnett's specimen, seen here, is a signed and sealed mortgage deed from 1770.

#evergreenmuseumandlibrary #evergreenmuseum #johnworkgarrettlibrary #declarationofindependence #buttongwinnett #johnshopkinsuniversity #johnshopkins #jhu

Happy 4th of July from Evergreen! Did you know that one of the highlights of Evergreen's John Work Garrett Library is a complete set of signatures from all signatories of the Declaration of Independence? This includes the rare marks of signers such as Button Gwinnett of Georgia, who died in a duel less than a year after signing the Declaration of Independence. Gwinnett's specimen, seen here, is a signed and sealed mortgage deed from 1770.

#evergreenmuseumandlibrary #evergreenmuseum #johnworkgarrettlibrary #declarationofindependence #buttongwinnett #johnshopkinsuniversity #johnshopkins #jhu

Cheers to the weekend! 🥂Actually, this is not a champagne flute but a circa 1900 Favrile floriform vase from Tiffany Gla...
06/25/2021

Cheers to the weekend! 🥂

Actually, this is not a champagne flute but a circa 1900 Favrile floriform vase from Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (1892-1902). At almost 18 inches high, it would make one tall drink!

Gift of Margaret B. Wilson. JH1940.1.60

Cheers to the weekend! 🥂

Actually, this is not a champagne flute but a circa 1900 Favrile floriform vase from Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (1892-1902). At almost 18 inches high, it would make one tall drink!

Gift of Margaret B. Wilson. JH1940.1.60

The best place to be at Evergreen on a sunny day like today was the second-floor sun porch. Alice Whitridge Garrett (185...
06/24/2021

The best place to be at Evergreen on a sunny day like today was the second-floor sun porch. Alice Whitridge Garrett (1851-1920) had it built as an extension of her bedroom and bathroom. Outfitted with wicker chairs, sofas, and a swing, it allowed its occupants to enjoy a full view of the back gardens and greenhouses behind Evergreen.

"What an antidote to the morning grouch it is," commented one guest.

The sun porch was demolished in the 1920s to make way for Evergreen's Main Library, which now houses 8,000 rare books and manuscripts as part of the 30,000-volume John Work Garrett Library.

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday

The best place to be at Evergreen on a sunny day like today was the second-floor sun porch. Alice Whitridge Garrett (1851-1920) had it built as an extension of her bedroom and bathroom. Outfitted with wicker chairs, sofas, and a swing, it allowed its occupants to enjoy a full view of the back gardens and greenhouses behind Evergreen.

"What an antidote to the morning grouch it is," commented one guest.

The sun porch was demolished in the 1920s to make way for Evergreen's Main Library, which now houses 8,000 rare books and manuscripts as part of the 30,000-volume John Work Garrett Library.

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Last Friday, our colleagues at the Billie Holiday Project for the Liberation Arts and the Krieger School of Arts & Scien...
06/23/2021

Last Friday, our colleagues at the Billie Holiday Project for the Liberation Arts and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences hosted a #Juneteenth program live from our sister museum, Homewood Museum.

Technical difficulties disrupted transmission on the day, but the program is now available to view in its entirety here: https://video.ibm.com/channel/ErEEPMvBnUq. Check it out!

Last Friday, our colleagues at the Billie Holiday Project for the Liberation Arts and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences hosted a #Juneteenth program live from our sister museum, Homewood Museum.

Technical difficulties disrupted transmission on the day, but the program is now available to view in its entirety here: https://video.ibm.com/channel/ErEEPMvBnUq. Check it out!

You made it to Friday. Take a load off--just maybe not in this George I side chair, one of six in Evergreen's collection...
06/18/2021

You made it to Friday. Take a load off--just maybe not in this George I side chair, one of six in Evergreen's collection.

Purchased in 1929 and intended more for decoration than regular seating, these chairs' ornate painted decorations borrow from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese lacquer wares and speak to English and European fascination with the arts of Asia during the eighteenth century.

George I Side Chair (one of six), c. 1725, English, wood and cane. Evergreen House Foundation; Bequest of Alice Warder Garrett, EH1952.1.14.a

You made it to Friday. Take a load off--just maybe not in this George I side chair, one of six in Evergreen's collection.

Purchased in 1929 and intended more for decoration than regular seating, these chairs' ornate painted decorations borrow from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese lacquer wares and speak to English and European fascination with the arts of Asia during the eighteenth century.

George I Side Chair (one of six), c. 1725, English, wood and cane. Evergreen House Foundation; Bequest of Alice Warder Garrett, EH1952.1.14.a

It's Wednesday, things are looking up![Pictured: Chandelier in the Main Library at Evergreen Museum & Library]#evergreen...
06/16/2021

It's Wednesday, things are looking up!

[Pictured: Chandelier in the Main Library at Evergreen Museum & Library]

#evergreenmuseumandlibrary

It's Wednesday, things are looking up!

[Pictured: Chandelier in the Main Library at Evergreen Museum & Library]

#evergreenmuseumandlibrary

In light of the #BroodX infestation beginning to (maybe slowly) wind down here in Baltimore, we present...insects that a...
06/15/2021

In light of the #BroodX infestation beginning to (maybe slowly) wind down here in Baltimore, we present...insects that are not cicadas!

Both generations of Garretts who resided at Evergreen were interested in natural history and collected numerous volumes on the subject. This illustration of the various life stages of the Great American Fritillary butterfly is from one of the first books in the history of American entomology. Published in 1797 Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia by John Abbot and J.E. Smith contains text by Smith and watercolor paintings by Abbot.

#evergreenmuseumandlibrary #evergreenmuseum #johnworkgarrettlibrary #butterflies #naturalhistory #rarebooks #antiquarianbooks #johnshopkinsuniversity #johnshopkins #jhu

In light of the #BroodX infestation beginning to (maybe slowly) wind down here in Baltimore, we present...insects that are not cicadas!

Both generations of Garretts who resided at Evergreen were interested in natural history and collected numerous volumes on the subject. This illustration of the various life stages of the Great American Fritillary butterfly is from one of the first books in the history of American entomology. Published in 1797 Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia by John Abbot and J.E. Smith contains text by Smith and watercolor paintings by Abbot.

#evergreenmuseumandlibrary #evergreenmuseum #johnworkgarrettlibrary #butterflies #naturalhistory #rarebooks #antiquarianbooks #johnshopkinsuniversity #johnshopkins #jhu

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're going all the way back to the 1880s when this photograph of Evergreen's original Dining R...
06/10/2021

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're going all the way back to the 1880s when this photograph of Evergreen's original Dining Room was taken. The Dining Room was moved in the 1920s to its current location. Anyone know what took the original Dining Room's spot?

#TBT #EvergreenMuseumAndLibrary #EvergreenMuseum #HistoricHouseMuseum #HerterBrothers #antique #vintage #VictorianDesign #GildedAge #JohnsHopkinsUniversity #JohnsHopkins #jhu

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're going all the way back to the 1880s when this photograph of Evergreen's original Dining Room was taken. The Dining Room was moved in the 1920s to its current location. Anyone know what took the original Dining Room's spot?

#TBT #EvergreenMuseumAndLibrary #EvergreenMuseum #HistoricHouseMuseum #HerterBrothers #antique #vintage #VictorianDesign #GildedAge #JohnsHopkinsUniversity #JohnsHopkins #jhu

#WhyNotWednesday featuring⁠⁠Versailles by Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), undated, graphite and watercolor on paper. Eve...
06/09/2021

#WhyNotWednesday featuring⁠

Versailles by Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), undated, graphite and watercolor on paper. Evergreen House Foundation; Bequest of Alice Warder Garrett, EH1952.1.174. ©️2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. ⁠

#evergreenmuseumandlibrary #evergreenmuseum #fineartmuseum #historichousemuseum #raouldufy #frenchpainter #fauvism #johnshopkinsuniversity #johnshopkins #jhu

#WhyNotWednesday featuring⁠

Versailles by Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), undated, graphite and watercolor on paper. Evergreen House Foundation; Bequest of Alice Warder Garrett, EH1952.1.174. ©️2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. ⁠

#evergreenmuseumandlibrary #evergreenmuseum #fineartmuseum #historichousemuseum #raouldufy #frenchpainter #fauvism #johnshopkinsuniversity #johnshopkins #jhu

06/04/2021
Cicadas at Evergreen, June 2021

🔈 SOUND ON 🔈

Introducing the limited engagement Evergreen Museum & Library BoodX Cicada Choir (w/ special guest Charles Street traffic)

#Preakness weekend is here! 🐎🏆We're celebrating the 146th running of the second jewel of horseracing's Triple Crown with...
05/14/2021

#Preakness weekend is here! 🐎🏆

We're celebrating the 146th running of the second jewel of horseracing's Triple Crown with this work by the American animal sculptor Herbert Haseltine. After meeting Haseltine in Paris during World War I, Alice Warder Garrett began to follow the artist’s work, purchasing several pieces of his for Evergreen in the late 1920s. Haseltine was inspired by ancient Egyptian sculptures that he would study at the Louvre, fusing their stylized depictions of animal forms with the aesthetics of the Art Deco Movement.

Suffolk Punch Stallion, Herbert Haseltine, Paris, France; cast 1929, parcel-gilt bronze. Evergreen House Foundation, Bequest of Alice Warder Garrett, EH1952.1.53a-b.

#ObjectOfTheMonth #OOTM

#Preakness weekend is here! 🐎🏆

We're celebrating the 146th running of the second jewel of horseracing's Triple Crown with this work by the American animal sculptor Herbert Haseltine. After meeting Haseltine in Paris during World War I, Alice Warder Garrett began to follow the artist’s work, purchasing several pieces of his for Evergreen in the late 1920s. Haseltine was inspired by ancient Egyptian sculptures that he would study at the Louvre, fusing their stylized depictions of animal forms with the aesthetics of the Art Deco Movement.

Suffolk Punch Stallion, Herbert Haseltine, Paris, France; cast 1929, parcel-gilt bronze. Evergreen House Foundation, Bequest of Alice Warder Garrett, EH1952.1.53a-b.

#ObjectOfTheMonth #OOTM

It’s #ONEHopkins! Today s JHU's institution-wide day of giving, the day when YOUR gift will make an even greater impact ...
05/11/2021

It’s #ONEHopkins! Today s JHU's institution-wide day of giving, the day when YOUR gift will make an even greater impact through matching and challenge gifts. And when you give $25 or more, you’ll receive a limited-edition JHU beach towel as a special “thank you” from us! To support the JHU Museums:

1. Click on the link below. This will take you to a secure JHU online giving page.
2. On this page, in the "designation" field, find the drop-down menu and select "JHU Museums Annual Giving Fund"
3. Fill in your information and submit.
4. You can expect your beach towel in 8-10 weeks!

https://www.givecampus.com/campaigns/20750/donations/new

It’s #ONEHopkins! Today s JHU's institution-wide day of giving, the day when YOUR gift will make an even greater impact through matching and challenge gifts. And when you give $25 or more, you’ll receive a limited-edition JHU beach towel as a special “thank you” from us! To support the JHU Museums:

1. Click on the link below. This will take you to a secure JHU online giving page.
2. On this page, in the "designation" field, find the drop-down menu and select "JHU Museums Annual Giving Fund"
3. Fill in your information and submit.
4. You can expect your beach towel in 8-10 weeks!

https://www.givecampus.com/campaigns/20750/donations/new

Happy Mother's Day from Evergreen! Image: Alice Whitridge Garrett (1851-1920) with her three sons, John (1872-1942), Hor...
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day from Evergreen!

Image: Alice Whitridge Garrett (1851-1920) with her three sons, John (1872-1942), Horatio (1873-1896), and Robert (1875-1961), circa 1890, Evergreen House Foundation Archives.

Happy Mother's Day from Evergreen!

Image: Alice Whitridge Garrett (1851-1920) with her three sons, John (1872-1942), Horatio (1873-1896), and Robert (1875-1961), circa 1890, Evergreen House Foundation Archives.

Happy #ArborDay from Evergreen's 25 acres of gardens and grounds!🌳🌲📸: Evergreen Museum & Library Private Events
04/30/2021

Happy #ArborDay from Evergreen's 25 acres of gardens and grounds!🌳🌲

📸: Evergreen Museum & Library Private Events

#MasterpieceMonday, Japanese lacquerware edition. Inro (case) with design of butterflies and irises, signed "Heishusai,"...
04/26/2021

#MasterpieceMonday, Japanese lacquerware edition.

Inro (case) with design of butterflies and irises, signed "Heishusai," Japan, Edo period (1615-1868), late nineteenth-century, ultramarine blue lacquer ground sprinkled with gold and colored powders. Manjū carved in the form of an exotic plant, Asakusa school, nineteenth century, ivory.

An extremely rare object, this is one of only five blue lacquer inro known to exist, and one of two signed by the artist. Evergreen Museum & Library; Bequest of John Work Garrett, JH1942.1.203

Image: Front and back of Inro; photography by Norman Barker and James T. VanRensselaer

Celebrating #dogwood season the best way we know how. #tiffanylamp #tiffanyglassFavrile "Dogwood" Hanging Lamp, early 20...
04/16/2021

Celebrating #dogwood season the best way we know how. #tiffanylamp #tiffanyglass

Favrile "Dogwood" Hanging Lamp, early 20th century, Tiffany Studios (1902-1932), Bequest of John Work Garrett, Evergreen Museum & Library, The Johns Hopkins University.

Celebrating #dogwood season the best way we know how. #tiffanylamp #tiffanyglass

Favrile "Dogwood" Hanging Lamp, early 20th century, Tiffany Studios (1902-1932), Bequest of John Work Garrett, Evergreen Museum & Library, The Johns Hopkins University.

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Architecture, paintings, decorative arts, rare books, philanthropy, Baltimore's railroad history, and more. The Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum & Library, the one-time Italianate country residence of two generations of Baltimore’s Garrett family, is celebrated for its holdings of Asian arts: porcelains, lacquer wares, and netsuke (miniature carved ivories); European paintings—including works by Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), and Ignacio Zuloaga (1870-1945); American art glass — the majority of pieces assigned to Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933); and the John Work Garrett Library of rare books and manuscripts. This eclectic house-museum also features costume designs, drawings, and a mesmerizing private theatre designed by celebrated Russian émigré Léon Bakst (1866-1924), best known for his set designs for the Ballet Russes. Also of note are the career drawings of regional architect Laurence Hall Fowler (1876-1971); murals by Mexican-born artist Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957); and paintings by Frenchman Raoul Dufy (1877-1953). The collections of Evergreen afford a unique perspective regarding the evolution of American collecting taste and connoisseurship, from the country’s post-Civil War industrial revolution to the modern jet age.

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I loved my self-guided tour of the grounds this morning. Thank you.
Well worth a visit and tour!
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