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.

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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FOUR 👏 MORE 👏 DAYS 👏 until the opening of ART GLASS AT EVERGREEN, a new permanent exhibition celebrating the museum’s re...
10/10/2021

FOUR 👏 MORE 👏 DAYS 👏 until the opening of ART GLASS AT EVERGREEN, a new permanent exhibition celebrating the museum’s remarkable collection of art glass. The opening is this Thursday, October 14, 6-8 p.m. and totally free. Advance registration is required. https://evergreenmuseum.eventbrite.com✨

[Pictured: various pieces of art glass photographed in Evergreen’s North Wing Gallery space.]

FOUR 👏 MORE 👏 DAYS 👏 until the opening of ART GLASS AT EVERGREEN, a new permanent exhibition celebrating the museum’s remarkable collection of art glass. The opening is this Thursday, October 14, 6-8 p.m. and totally free. Advance registration is required. https://evergreenmuseum.eventbrite.com✨

[Pictured: various pieces of art glass photographed in Evergreen’s North Wing Gallery space.]

It's a stay in bed with a good book kind of day. Evergreen has 30,000 volumes in its John Work Garrett Library, ranging ...
10/05/2021

It's a stay in bed with a good book kind of day. Evergreen has 30,000 volumes in its John Work Garrett Library, ranging from medieval manuscripts to 20th-century children's books. See for yourself by booking a tour at https://evergreenmuseum.eventbrite.com

It's a stay in bed with a good book kind of day. Evergreen has 30,000 volumes in its John Work Garrett Library, ranging from medieval manuscripts to 20th-century children's books. See for yourself by booking a tour at https://evergreenmuseum.eventbrite.com

Louis Comfort Tiffany remains a household name today, remembered for his studios' recognizable lamps, stained glass wind...
09/30/2021

Louis Comfort Tiffany remains a household name today, remembered for his studios' recognizable lamps, stained glass windows, and other household items. But did you know that Tiffany began his career as a painter?

This example of Tiffany’s art in Evergreen’s collection, depicting a market in Morocco, highlights the future designer’s interest in Middle Eastern and African cultures. His fascination with what he viewed as exotic design would later serve as inspiration for some of the studios' most popular art glass works.

Evergreen Museum & Library is opening a new installation of art glass works by Tiffany and others on Thursday, October 14, from 6-8 p.m. To allow for easy social distancing, admission is divided into half-hour time slots. Sign up at evergreenmuseum.eventbrite.com.

Morocco Market Scene, Louis Comfort Tiffany; c. 1875, gouche, pencil, watercolor on paper, Evergreen Museum & Library JH2012.6.13. Gift of Wallace Lumpkin to JHU, 2012.

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Louis Comfort Tiffany remains a household name today, remembered for his studios' recognizable lamps, stained glass windows, and other household items. But did you know that Tiffany began his career as a painter?

This example of Tiffany’s art in Evergreen’s collection, depicting a market in Morocco, highlights the future designer’s interest in Middle Eastern and African cultures. His fascination with what he viewed as exotic design would later serve as inspiration for some of the studios' most popular art glass works.

Evergreen Museum & Library is opening a new installation of art glass works by Tiffany and others on Thursday, October 14, from 6-8 p.m. To allow for easy social distancing, admission is divided into half-hour time slots. Sign up at evergreenmuseum.eventbrite.com.

Morocco Market Scene, Louis Comfort Tiffany; c. 1875, gouche, pencil, watercolor on paper, Evergreen Museum & Library JH2012.6.13. Gift of Wallace Lumpkin to JHU, 2012.

#evergreenmuseumandlibrary #evergreenmuseum #objectofthemonth #louiscomforttiffany #tiffanyglass #johnshopkinsuniversity #johnshopkins #Jhu

We'd be remiss if we let #nationalcoffeeday go by without acknowledgment. How many cups have you have today? ☕️🖤[Picture...
09/29/2021

We'd be remiss if we let #nationalcoffeeday go by without acknowledgment. How many cups have you have today? ☕️🖤

[Pictured: Coffee service, Crown Ducal, England, circa 1935. Evergreen House Foundation; bequest of Alice Warder Garrett. EH1952.1.787.1-33]

We'd be remiss if we let #nationalcoffeeday go by without acknowledgment. How many cups have you have today? ☕️🖤

[Pictured: Coffee service, Crown Ducal, England, circa 1935. Evergreen House Foundation; bequest of Alice Warder Garrett. EH1952.1.787.1-33]

Join Evergreen for the grand opening of ART GLASS AT EVERGREEN, a new installation celebrating the museum's extraordinar...
09/28/2021

Join Evergreen for the grand opening of ART GLASS AT EVERGREEN, a new installation celebrating the museum's extraordinary collection of 19th- and 20th-century art glass by Tiffany, Loetz, Stueben, and other elite manufacturers.

The event is free, but advance registration required. Admission is allowed in 30-minute intervals. Maximum of 49 people per interval. Link in bio to register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-glass-at-evergreen-tickets-173032122737?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

[Pictured: Favrile "Spider Web" Lamp with "Upturned Mushroom" Base, circa 1910, Tiffany Studios (1902-32). Evergreen House Foundation; bequest of Alice Warder Garrett, EH1952.1.190. Photography by Will Kirk/The Johns Hopkins University]

Join Evergreen for the grand opening of ART GLASS AT EVERGREEN, a new installation celebrating the museum's extraordinary collection of 19th- and 20th-century art glass by Tiffany, Loetz, Stueben, and other elite manufacturers.

The event is free, but advance registration required. Admission is allowed in 30-minute intervals. Maximum of 49 people per interval. Link in bio to register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-glass-at-evergreen-tickets-173032122737?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

[Pictured: Favrile "Spider Web" Lamp with "Upturned Mushroom" Base, circa 1910, Tiffany Studios (1902-32). Evergreen House Foundation; bequest of Alice Warder Garrett, EH1952.1.190. Photography by Will Kirk/The Johns Hopkins University]

Raise your hand if you're happy fall is here! 🍂🍁🌾 #FirstDayofFall
09/22/2021

Raise your hand if you're happy fall is here! 🍂🍁🌾 #FirstDayofFall

Raise your hand if you're happy fall is here! 🍂🍁🌾 #FirstDayofFall

Evergreen reopened to the public for tours earlier this month. (Full info at https://museums.jhu.edu) But did you know t...
09/20/2021

Evergreen reopened to the public for tours earlier this month. (Full info at https://museums.jhu.edu)

But did you know that we’re gearing up to host exhibitions, talks, concerts, and other programming, too? Well, we are!

Here’s a sneak peek at a new installation on Evergreen’s remarkable art glass collection October 14. Admission will be via timed-entry tickets, so reserve your spot for FREE today https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-glass-at-evergreen-tickets-173032122737

Happy Monday! Have you visited Evergreen since we reopened last week? If not, now is the time to book your visit. Get al...
09/13/2021

Happy Monday! Have you visited Evergreen since we reopened last week? If not, now is the time to book your visit. Get all the most up-to-date visitor information and book your tickets at https://museums.jhu.edu/evergreen-museum-library/visitor-info/

[Pictured: Enfilade view from the Main Library through the Reading room to the Parlor. Photography by Norman Barker and James T. VanRensselaer, 2014.]

Happy Monday! Have you visited Evergreen since we reopened last week? If not, now is the time to book your visit. Get all the most up-to-date visitor information and book your tickets at https://museums.jhu.edu/evergreen-museum-library/visitor-info/

[Pictured: Enfilade view from the Main Library through the Reading room to the Parlor. Photography by Norman Barker and James T. VanRensselaer, 2014.]

Guess what? After 18 months, the Johns Hopkins University Museums have REOPENED to the public for guided tours! Sign up ...
09/07/2021

Guess what? After 18 months, the Johns Hopkins University Museums have REOPENED to the public for guided tours! Sign up today to explore Evergreen Museum & Library, Homewood Museum, or both! Visit https://museums.jhu.edu for full visitor information. #evergreenmuseumandlibrary #evergreenmuseum #JHUMuseums

Guess what? After 18 months, the Johns Hopkins University Museums have REOPENED to the public for guided tours! Sign up today to explore Evergreen Museum & Library, Homewood Museum, or both! Visit https://museums.jhu.edu for full visitor information. #evergreenmuseumandlibrary #evergreenmuseum #JHUMuseums

For this week's #EvergreenChallenge, we're looking at CORNICES. Cornices are decorative trim that can be seen over a doo...
08/27/2021

For this week's #EvergreenChallenge, we're looking at CORNICES.

Cornices are decorative trim that can be seen over a door, window, or connecting walls to the roof (think crown moulding). Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians all used different decorative cornices on their temples and governmental buildings. The cornice over the original entrance of Evergreen has multiple styles, including bead and reel, dentil, and egg and dart.

To participate, use the hashstag #EvergreenChallenge and tag us. Participating photos will be shared the following week.

For this week's #EvergreenChallenge, we're looking at CORNICES.

Cornices are decorative trim that can be seen over a door, window, or connecting walls to the roof (think crown moulding). Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians all used different decorative cornices on their temples and governmental buildings. The cornice over the original entrance of Evergreen has multiple styles, including bead and reel, dentil, and egg and dart.

To participate, use the hashstag #EvergreenChallenge and tag us. Participating photos will be shared the following week.

This weekend, Johns Hopkins University (our parent institution) welcomed new and returning students to campus in advance...
08/23/2021

This weekend, Johns Hopkins University (our parent institution) welcomed new and returning students to campus in advance of the new school year!

As a reminder, the JHU Museums (Evergreen and our sister museum, @HomewoodMuseum) remain closed to the public for guided tours. But we are always available by appointment to any Hopkins faculty or students for research purposes.

If you need to make an appointment to visit the museums or see a collection item, visit our website and follow the instructions on the top of the homepage.

#Welcomebackbluejays

This weekend, Johns Hopkins University (our parent institution) welcomed new and returning students to campus in advance of the new school year!

As a reminder, the JHU Museums (Evergreen and our sister museum, @HomewoodMuseum) remain closed to the public for guided tours. But we are always available by appointment to any Hopkins faculty or students for research purposes.

If you need to make an appointment to visit the museums or see a collection item, visit our website and follow the instructions on the top of the homepage.

#Welcomebackbluejays

For this week's #EvergreenChallenge, we head into the garden and look for GREENHOUSES.Evidence shows the first recogniza...
08/20/2021

For this week's #EvergreenChallenge, we head into the garden and look for GREENHOUSES.

Evidence shows the first recognizable greenhouse was built in Korea in the 1450s. During the 1880s, Alice Whitridge Garrett had several ornate greenhouses built at Evergreen. The greenhouse pictured here was known as the Palm House and housed her collection of palms, orchids, lilies, and roses. It was demolished in the 1920s.

You can learn even more about Evergreen's gardens and grounds, past and present at our FREE self-guided gardens tours today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday), 2-5 p.m.

To participate in the #EvergreenChallenge:

1. Snap photos of the greenhouses you see while out and about this weekend.

2. Tag us in your photos and use the hashtag #EvergreenChallenge.

3. Participating photos will be shared next week.

For this week's #EvergreenChallenge, we head into the garden and look for GREENHOUSES.

Evidence shows the first recognizable greenhouse was built in Korea in the 1450s. During the 1880s, Alice Whitridge Garrett had several ornate greenhouses built at Evergreen. The greenhouse pictured here was known as the Palm House and housed her collection of palms, orchids, lilies, and roses. It was demolished in the 1920s.

You can learn even more about Evergreen's gardens and grounds, past and present at our FREE self-guided gardens tours today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday), 2-5 p.m.

To participate in the #EvergreenChallenge:

1. Snap photos of the greenhouses you see while out and about this weekend.

2. Tag us in your photos and use the hashtag #EvergreenChallenge.

3. Participating photos will be shared next week.

We're back with another round of #EvergreenChallenge, this week celebrating #awnings! Awnings have been used since the R...
08/13/2021

We're back with another round of #EvergreenChallenge, this week celebrating #awnings!

Awnings have been used since the Roman Empire and provided shade or shelter from the elements. They could be practical, made of cloth or aluminum, or highly stylized, like Evergreen's wrought-iron awning that was made by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company and installed in the 1890s.

Tag us in your photos of awnings and we'll share them next week!

#EvergreenMuseumAndLibrary #EvergreenMuseum #TiffanyGlassandDecoratingCompany #Tiffanyglass #BeauxArts #DecorativeArts #HIstoricHouseMuseum #GildedAge #Architecture #JohnsHopkinsUniversity #JohnsHopkins #JHU

We're back with another round of #EvergreenChallenge, this week celebrating #awnings!

Awnings have been used since the Roman Empire and provided shade or shelter from the elements. They could be practical, made of cloth or aluminum, or highly stylized, like Evergreen's wrought-iron awning that was made by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company and installed in the 1890s.

Tag us in your photos of awnings and we'll share them next week!

#EvergreenMuseumAndLibrary #EvergreenMuseum #TiffanyGlassandDecoratingCompany #Tiffanyglass #BeauxArts #DecorativeArts #HIstoricHouseMuseum #GildedAge #Architecture #JohnsHopkinsUniversity #JohnsHopkins #JHU

Happy Friday! Today we're launching our #EvergreenChallenge. Each Friday, from now through Labor Day, we'll post an arch...
08/06/2021

Happy Friday!

Today we're launching our #EvergreenChallenge. Each Friday, from now through Labor Day, we'll post an architectural highlight from Evergreen and ask you to find and post similar examples over the weekend. Tag us when you post (@EvergreenMuseumLibrary) and we'll post the best ones on Monday.

This week, the #EvergreenChallenge is COLUMNS!

Built by John W. Hogg, Evergreen is a mixture of Greek Revival and Italianate styles, which is reflected in the use of fluted Corinthian columns on the front portico.

In our own homes and neighborhoods, we can find similar columns, be they Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, Romanesque, or Gothic. Show us what you got! 🏛️

#EvergreenMuseumAndLibrary #EvergreenMuseum #GildedAgeMansion #GildedAgeArchitecture #BaltimoreArchitecture #AmericanArchitecture #HIstoricHouseMuseum #HistoricHomesofBaltimore #HistoricBaltimore #JohnsHopkinsUniversity #JohnsHopkins #JHU

Happy Friday!

Today we're launching our #EvergreenChallenge. Each Friday, from now through Labor Day, we'll post an architectural highlight from Evergreen and ask you to find and post similar examples over the weekend. Tag us when you post (@EvergreenMuseumLibrary) and we'll post the best ones on Monday.

This week, the #EvergreenChallenge is COLUMNS!

Built by John W. Hogg, Evergreen is a mixture of Greek Revival and Italianate styles, which is reflected in the use of fluted Corinthian columns on the front portico.

In our own homes and neighborhoods, we can find similar columns, be they Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, Romanesque, or Gothic. Show us what you got! 🏛️

#EvergreenMuseumAndLibrary #EvergreenMuseum #GildedAgeMansion #GildedAgeArchitecture #BaltimoreArchitecture #AmericanArchitecture #HIstoricHouseMuseum #HistoricHomesofBaltimore #HistoricBaltimore #JohnsHopkinsUniversity #JohnsHopkins #JHU

We hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer! Raoul Dufy's paintings always evoke the joy of vacation vacation....
08/05/2021

We hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer! Raoul Dufy's paintings always evoke the joy of vacation vacation. That's why this painting is the August #ObjectoftheMonth.

Born in Normandy in 1877, Dufy became an artist and designer known for his colorful landscapes often situated in the south of France. Alice Garrett purchased several pieces from the artist, including this painting of a regatta.

Where will you be getting away to enjoy the season? Let us know some of your favorite Maryland spots in the comments!

Untitled, Raoul Dufy (artist), pre-1934; oil on canvas, Evergreen House Foundation EH1952.1.118. Purchased by Alice Garrett from the artist in 1934.

We hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer! Raoul Dufy's paintings always evoke the joy of vacation vacation. That's why this painting is the August #ObjectoftheMonth.

Born in Normandy in 1877, Dufy became an artist and designer known for his colorful landscapes often situated in the south of France. Alice Garrett purchased several pieces from the artist, including this painting of a regatta.

Where will you be getting away to enjoy the season? Let us know some of your favorite Maryland spots in the comments!

Untitled, Raoul Dufy (artist), pre-1934; oil on canvas, Evergreen House Foundation EH1952.1.118. Purchased by Alice Garrett from the artist in 1934.

In case you haven't noticed, we're rocking a bit of a garden theme these days. So for #ThrowbackThursday, what else coul...
07/29/2021

In case you haven't noticed, we're rocking a bit of a garden theme these days. So for #ThrowbackThursday, what else could we post except a picture of the gardens around the turn of the 20th century?

Pictured here is the Upper Garden featuring two large greenhouses. The greenhouse on the right with the onion dome turret was known as the Palm House as it housed Alice Whitridge Garrett's collection of palms. The greenhouse behind it with the curved facade was used for growing mushrooms.

The second generation of Garretts to live at Evergreen had a different vision for the gardens and the greenhouses were eventually dismantled.

Learn more about Evergreen's gardens and grounds, then and now, on a FREE self-guided walking tour. Check Museums.jhu.edu for dates and times! 🌲🌷

In case you haven't noticed, we're rocking a bit of a garden theme these days. So for #ThrowbackThursday, what else could we post except a picture of the gardens around the turn of the 20th century?

Pictured here is the Upper Garden featuring two large greenhouses. The greenhouse on the right with the onion dome turret was known as the Palm House as it housed Alice Whitridge Garrett's collection of palms. The greenhouse behind it with the curved facade was used for growing mushrooms.

The second generation of Garretts to live at Evergreen had a different vision for the gardens and the greenhouses were eventually dismantled.

Learn more about Evergreen's gardens and grounds, then and now, on a FREE self-guided walking tour. Check Museums.jhu.edu for dates and times! 🌲🌷

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Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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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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