The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 11, 1999
Jan. 11, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 17


In Brief

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Homewood House Museum to open third annual exhibition

"Homewood in the Colonial Revival," Homewood House Museum's third annual exhibition, will open on Saturday, Jan. 16, and will run through Monday, April 12.

Colonial Revival is sometimes seen as a discrete style period, which began in 1876 and continued into the 20th century. Its popularity rests partly on an ongoing fascination with and sentiment for America's preindustrial, colonial past. Homewood House, built beginning in 1801 as a wedding present from Charles Carroll of Carrollton to his son Charles Carroll of Homewood, is considered to be one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in America.

The exhibition examines the building's early 20th-century restoration and its architectural influence on local, national and international levels. Although the stately home's most immediate influence is on the university's Homewood campus, it has been influential as a subject of style and affluence in architecture--for example, the diplomatic residences in Liberia and Nicaragua--and as an image for marketing an array of products from silver and pork to furniture and works of art.

The exhibition, which will spotlight examples of Homewood's influence, will open at 2 p.m. with remarks by curator Catherine Rogers Arthur. Programs in the coming months are Colonial Revival family days on Feb. 7 and March 7, a reunion of Potthast craftsmen on Feb. 20 and a Colonial Revival architecture walking tour on April 10. For details, call 410-516-5589.

Sophomore takes top prize in Homewood campus blood drive

Brianna Sanft, a sophomore in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, was the 1998 Homewood campus blood drive winner of two tickets to any destination on Southwest Airlines.

Everyone who donated blood twice during the year was entered in the drawing.

Blood drives have been scheduled at Homewood for nine days in 1999: Feb. 10 and 11, April 21 and 22, July 14, Sept. 21 and 22 and Nov. 17 and 18. To schedule an appointment, call 410-516-0138.