The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 4, 2001
Sep 4-10

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Sun., Sept. 9, 3 p.m. "Scott Ponemone's Baltimore: The Interplay of Art and Architecture," a gallery talk by John Dorsey, curator of the exhibition. Evergreen House.



Thurs., Sept. 6, 12:45 p.m. "Rho GTPase Signaling in Neuronal Morphogenesis and Plasticity," a Neuroscience research seminar with Liqun Luo, Stanford University; 811 WBSB. JHMI

Mon., Sept. 10, 10 a.m. "Yeast Cell Wall Integrity Signaling Through the Cell Surface Stress Sensors Wsc1 and Mid2," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense by Bevin Philip; W8041 BSPH. JHMI

Mon., Sept. 10, 12:15 p.m. "Cell Adhesion, Signal Transduction and Cancer: The Armadillo Connection," a Carnegie Institution of Washington Embryology seminar with Mark Peifer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Seminar Room, 115 W. University Pkwy. HW

Mon., Sept. 10, 4 p.m. "Real-Time Fluorescent Imaging of Digestive Physiology: A Mutational Screen with Guts," an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Steven Farber, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University; 1-191 Meyer. JHMI

Early-19th-Century Needlework Exhibit Threads Its Way to Homewood House

Handiwork played a significant role in the education of young Marylanders in the early 19th century, when Charles Carroll Jr. and his wife, Harriet Chew Carroll, were living in Homewood House, their elegant Federal-style country house.

Young women not only learned to mend clothing, mark samplers and embroider fancy pictures, but needlework formed the basis for instruction on issues from morals and geography to the recording of family history. It is considered the most important contribution of early American women to the decorative arts.

"Silhouettes of Members of the Needles Family," ca. 1820, in a frame made and labeled by John Needles (from a collection of the Maryland Historical Society).

Similarly, young men were educated through apprenticeships, often to craftsmen who made fashionable work tables for storing handiwork in progress, side chairs, sewing boxes, pincushions, embroidery hoops and needle cases.

Needles and Threads: Women's Handiwork, Men's Craftsmanship, an exhibition focusing on early-19th-century needlework and related furniture forms, will open at Homewood House Museum on Friday, Sept. 7, and run through Nov. 25.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Homewood will offer a symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 and gallery talks at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29, Oct. 27 and Nov. 24. It also will offer workshops on caring for historic textiles, a needlework "discovery day" and hands-on instruction in creating flame-stitch pocketbooks and samplers.

Admission to the exhibition is included as part of the house tour. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-516-5589.