Evergreen House to introduce the Collectors' Series Jan. 28
Evergreen House will open on Jan. 28 the Collectors' Series, which will feature programs on prints and printmaking, including the Baltimore Museum of Art's print collection of T. Harrison Garrett, Evergreen's original owner. Garrett assembled a collection of more than 20,000 prints.
A series of events at Evergreen begins at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28, when Charles Camp, Maryland State Arts Council folklorist, will speak on "The Culture of Collecting."
The BMA's Jay McKean Fisher, senior curator, and Susan Dackerman, associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs, will present lectures on Jan. 29, beginning at noon. Fisher will speak on "George Lucas: A 19th-Century Collector of Contemporary Art" and Dackerman on "Building a Collection: The Garrett Print Collection of the BMA."
At 5 p.m., "Narratives in Print," an exhibition of works by contemporary artists exploring the oldest and newest print media, opens.
At the BMA on Jan. 30, Dackerman will give a talk titled "The Pious and Profane: Looking at Renaissance Prints at the BMA," followed by a talk on conservation problems inherent to prints given by Tom Primeau, assistant paper conservator.
"Printmaking at Goya Girl Press," from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Mill Center, will include a lunch and demonstration of several types of print media.
At 1 p.m. on Feb. 7, Cindy Kelly, curator at Evergreen, will present a gallery talk on the exhibition "Narratives in Print."
For admission costs and to inquire about reservations, required for the lectures and demonstrations, call 410-516-0341.
Celebrating musical life of the African American community
The Storm Is Passing Over," a dramatic exhibition chronicling the musical life of Maryland's African American community from emancipation to civil rights, will open Feb. 4 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library and run until the end of March. Chief curator is Elizabeth Schaaf, archivist of the Peabody Institute.
For 10 years, Schaaf has interviewed musicians and their families, collecting oral histories, photographs and cherished memorabilia. The exhibition, which includes vintage recordings and historic documents, covers well-known figures like Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Anne Wiggins Brown, Ellis Larkins and Ethel Ennis and also documents scores of lesser known performers and ensembles who made significant contributions to the musical life of the country and to the struggle for civil rights.
Peabody Prep announces spring classes in Annapolis
Peabody Preparatory's spring term of music lessons and classes at its Annapolis branch campus, located at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, will begin on Monday, Jan. 25. Group classes vary from small participatory workshops and ensembles to large traditional courses and music theater productions. Individual lessons are available in voice and a wide range of instruments. Courses are available for children as young as 3-and-a-half through teens and adults.
For information about classes, tuition and registration, call Peabody Prep in Annapolis at 410-269-5343.