Housed in a former Gilded Age mansion surrounded by Italianate gardens, Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum & Library is at once a prestigious collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books, and manuscripts assembled by two generations of Baltimore’s B&O Garrett family, and a vibrant, inspirational venue for contemporary artists. The collection counts among its many treasures post-Impressionist paintings, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, a Léon-Bakst designed private theatre, and one of the largest private collections of Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass. Open by guided tour only, offered hourly on the hour (last tour at 3 p.m.).
IN EACH OTHER'S SHOES: THE ART OF LORING CORNISH
Organized to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, this outdoor exhibition of sculptural panels by self-trained Baltimore artist Loring Cornish visually narrates the struggle for civil rights in America. Created of found materials, each unique panel delves into the multi-layered struggle for acceptance and tolerance of one another, with the collective assembly hauntingly reminding us of Dr. King's powerful call for a united society.
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