Join the director and curator of JHU's Evergreen Museum & Library, James Archer Abbott, on a special, behind-the-scenes tour of Baltimore's true embodiment of the dream house ideal. Mr. Abbott will lead up to six adults on a special exploration of this 1857 Italianate mansion best recognized as a personal cabinet of curiosities and treasures for two generations of the philanthropic Garrett family. Owned by the University since 1942, Evergreen contains unparalleled collections of Western and Asian applied arts, fine art ranging from the Renaissance to works by Picasso, Modigliani, Rodin, and Vuillard, as well as the stellar rare book collection of the John Work Garrett Library. This unique tour will include introductions to original drawings and textiles by the great set and costume designer Léon Bakst (1861-1924), designer of EM&L's famous north wing theater; rare examples of the art of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933); as well as access to some of the forgotten rooms of the mansion.
Date and time of tour are to be mutually agreed upon by the winning bidder, EM&L, and Mr. Abbott