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 Wednesday, April 6  |  Thursday, April 7  |  Friday, April 8  |  Saturday, April 9  |  Sunday, April 10  

Ongoing Exhibits 


***  Link to see video highlights of the Festival


All events & exhibits are free unless otherwise noted.

Please check back for current information. Schedule subject to change.


Wednesday, April 6


Matmos - Musicians' Lecture
6:00pm

Internationally renowned Matmos (Drew Daniel, JHU faculty, and M.C. Schmidt, MICA faculty) will present examples of their work and will talk about their artistic process, collaborations, inspirations, tools, and aesthetics. They work to change our perceptions of what music means and where it comes from, creating whimsical and peculiar electronic sound assemblages that often feel like musical versions of Alexander Calder’s playful mobiles.

Levering Hall, Arellano Theater
Info: Email Digital Media Center
Matmos website


Cindy Kelly book talk
6:00pm:  reception & book signing
7:00pm: talk

Cindy Kelly, former director of JHU’s historic houses, will discuss her new book: Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City.

Evergreen Museum & Library Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St.
Reservations required.  To make a reservation: Email JHU Press
Info: JHU Press website 





Matthew Porterfield film screenings

7:00pm:Putty Hill

8:30pm: Question & answer with Matt Porterfield

9:15pm: Hamilton

Matthew Porterfield, faculty member in the program of Film & Media Studies, screens his two recent films, both inspired by Baltimore neighborhoods.

Hodson Hall Auditorium (110)
Info: Putty Hill website


Arts Festival Opening Party
10pm - midnight

Free food, drinks & ice cream! 
Music, video games & art activities!

Come to the Gilman tunnel to celebrate the beginning of the first JHU arts festival. 

Check out the Digital Media Center's Interactive Light Painting. This work of digital art uses micro-controllers, sensors and LED lights to alter the visual environment based on input from participants.

Gilman Tunnel
Info: Email Digital Media Center

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Thursday, April 7



Writing Seminars faculty panel discussion
noon-1:30pm

Join Writing Seminars faculty, Tristan Davies, Matthew Klam, Jean McGarry and Mary Jo Salter to hear about their writing process and ask them your questions. 

Bring a bag lunch! Drinks, fruit & desserts provided.

Mattin Center
F. Ross Jones Building, 101

Info: Email HAP


Artist’s Reception for “Phantom Callers: Photographs by Lydia Alcock”
4:30-6:30pm, with artist's talk at 5:30pm

Celebrate the opening of this photography exhibition by Krieger School junior Lydia Alcock, who will give an artist’s talk at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Homewood Museum, on the Freshman Quad
Info: JHU Museums website 
Email Homewood Museums
410.516.5589


A cappella multi-group concert
6:00pm

All eight of Hopkins popular student a cappella groups perform in an outdoor evening concert. Each group will sing two of their favorite selections.

MSE Library, Rear patio
Rain site: Bloomberg Center, Schafler auditorium
Info: Email a cappella coordinator




Hopkins Symphony Orchestra open rehearsal
7:00-9:30pm

Come behind the scenes and hear the Hopkins Symphony rehearse Gustav Mahler's epic Symphony No. 5 in preparation for an April 17 performance.  Post-rehearsal Q&A with Music Director Jed Gaylin.

Shriver Hall
Info: HSO website





Jake Boritt Film Screening

Boy Scouts of Harlem
8:00pm

Q&A with Jake Boritt 9:15pm

Jake Boritt, an alum of JHU Film & Media Studies program, directs a funny and upbeat film about an endearing Boy Scout Troop in Harlem. We follow eleven year old Keith Dozier, 759's newest Scout, from the streets of Harlem to the woods of Camp Keowa. This critcally acclaimed documentary was nationally syndicated on Public Television in fall 2010 by MPT.

Hodson Hall Auditorium (110)
Info: Boy Scouts of Harlem website


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Friday, April 8

Ready for your close-up?
3:00-5:00pm

Artist George Segal’s “Woman with Sunglasses on Bench” has been sitting on Q-level since last June. Now’s your chance to get a picture taken with her and become part of the art! We’ll have JHU student and photographer Will Shepherdson on hand to immortalize your moment with Q-level’s favorite resident. Look for your photos on the Sheridan Libraries Flickr account.

MSE Library
Q-level


Genre: music

Peabody-Homewood Double Degree
student recital

4:00 pm

The sixth annual recital to showcase the talents of some of the most accomplished and hard working undergraduate musicians at JHU.

Mattin Center
F. Ross Jones Building, 101

Info: Email HAP


Writing Seminars undergraduate student readings
5:00pm

Note: JHU alum Cort McMeel, who was scheduled to read, will not be able to attend.

Hopkins' finest undergraduate writers will read from their works of various genres.

Note: Due to weather, this event will be in Gilman Hall auditorium.

MSE Library, Quad steps.
Rain site: Gilman Hall auditorium (Room 50)
Info: Email event coordinator


The Glories of Early Music
7:00pm

A concert featuring faculty & students from the Peabody Institute:

The Peabody Consort: Jewish music of the Renaissance 
La Chanson de la Rose: Early Italian Baroque (Piccinini, Savioni, Zamboni)
Wade Davis: Bach on the Baroque Cello
Charm City Baroque: High Baroque (Handel and Couperin)

Mattin Center
F. Ross Jones Building, 101
Info: Email Peabody Early Music


The Stoop Storytelling Series
Stories from
Hopkins Medicine: A World Inside a City
6:30 p.m. Live Music from 2econd N8ture
7 p.m. Show

The Stoop is coming to Hopkins medical campus one night only for a show that will offer an inside look at life at a world-renowned medical institution. Seven people will tell seven-minute, true, personal tales about close calls, humbling experiences, great victories and crushing defeats, memorable moments—anything that shines a light on what life is truly like at Hopkins, both in the present and past.

JHMI, East Baltimore campus 
Turner Auditorium
720 Rutland Ave. between Monument and Madison

Advance Tickets Recommended
Advance tickets: $15 or $10 with Hopkins I.D. (maximum, 2 tickets)
Tickets at door: $20 or $15 with Hopkins I.D. (maximum, 2 tickets)
Purchase Online or call 1-800-838-3006


Info: Email JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs
410-955-3363


Ladybirds Dance Team
8:00pm

The Ladybirds, the official dance team of JHU, present their annual spring concert with guest performances from a variety of Hopkins performing arts groups.

Shriver Hall
Info: Ladybirds website


Evita
8:00pm

The Barnstormers student theater group presents Evita, an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the story of Eva, a poor Argentine girl who grows up to be wife of the president of Argentina and worshipped by her people. 

Mattin Center
Swirnow Theater
Ticket Prices: $5 for students / $10 for the general public

Reservations/ Info: JHUBarnstormers@gmail.com


Student dance marathon  
10:00pm - 6:00am

Dance Marathon is an overnight dance party where students will stay on their feet all night long through dancing, games, and entertainment in support of children and families of The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Ralph O'Connor Recreation Center
Info: Dance marathon website


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Saturday, April 9

Conducting workshop
1:00-2:30pm

Learn about conducting from the maestro.  Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Music Director and internationally acclaimed conductor Jed Gaylin offers an informal session on leading orchestras and other ensembles.  The open-ended discussion will touch on the relationship among conductor, orchestral musicians, and singers (choral and operatic); the concert experience; and how the "magic" happens.  Try your own hand at conducting Jed at the piano. 

Mattin Center
F. Ross Jones Building, 105

Info: Jed Gaylin website


Sculpture tour with Cindy Kelly
1:00-2:30pm

A walking tour of public monuments on and around the Hopkins campus, led by Cindy Kelly, former director of JHU’s historic houses and author of the newly published book Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City. Meet in front of the Lacrosse Museum on University Parkway. Tour will end at the BMA. 

Lacrosse Museum
Limit of 35 participants. 

In the event of rain, Cindy Kelly will present a slide talk about the same monuments.
Location: Mattin Center
F. Ross Jones Building, 101
 
For info or to make a reservation for the tour:  Email JHU Press
Info about the book: JHU Press website 


Genre: music

Escher String Quartet
 3:00pm

The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Escher String Quartet, acclaimed for its individual sound, inspired artistic decisions, and unique cohesiveness.

Baltimore Museum of Art auditorium
Reservations required. Info: SHCS website


Hands-on Craft Activities
3:00-5:00pm

Ever wanted to learn how to draw? Bind a book? Decorate a cake? Make jewelry? 

Try your hand at one or more of these 30 minute beginner workshops, all led by JHU faculty, staff and students:

Jewelry making
Cake decorating
Calligraphy
Link stitch book binding
Star accordian book making
Print making
Drawing
Soft circuit sculpture
Collage buttons

Learn a new skill and make something to take home!

Mattin Center
F. Ross Jones & Offit Buildings.  Signs will be posted for specific workshop locations.
Info: Email Digital Media Center


Digital Media Center Open House
3:00-5:00pm

Come see student work created using the tools and resources available at the DMC including photography, illustrations, posters, journal layouts, 3D animation, computer music and video.  In the DMC Lab, check out amazing DIY projects that students have made: 3D printer, 'smart' textiles, 3D Projector. Listen to the award winning recordings, compositions and mixes created by students using the DMC's Audio Studio.  Play arcade-style games on the Gaming Lounge or try your hand at games developed by students in our Gaming Lab. 

Mattin Center
Offit Building, upper floor
Info: Email Digital Media Center


Performance exploration workshop
3:00-4:30pm

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Music Director and internationally acclaimed conductor Jed Gaylin will examine the act of performing:  fundamental purpose, pre-conceptions, tips, joys, and tribulations.  This workshop can be for people in any discipline, at any level, and applicable for most performers, or people with an "on-stage" element in their lives.

Mattin Center
F. Ross Jones Building, 105

Info: Jed Gaylin website


Wearable Art Fashion Show  
5:00-6:00pm

5:00pm - JHU "Project Runway"

The Hopkins "Project Runway" show will feature wearable designs created by senior Tabor Barranti. During the the month of March, Tabor will be creating wearable art in response  to design "challenges." These garments will be created in conjunction with the JHU/MICA Smart Textiles class and as Tabor's senior Arts Certificate project.



5:30pm - LBD: Liberation By Design

Twelve Baltimore artists and JHU students have redesigned and embellished the same basic black wrap dresses in a new and socially-conscious way to celebrate individuality and creativity. The garments will displayed and auctioned off with proceeds  donated to a local nonprofit organization that benefits underprivileged women in Baltimore. This project was conceived of by Emily Bihl and Hannah Froehle and funded by the JHU Arts Innovation Student Grants.

Mattin Center
Silk Road cafe
Info: Email Digital Media Center


Genre: music

Cello Recital
7:00pm

Johns Hopkins senior Philip Wolf performs Bach's 6th Cello Suite and Rachmaninoff's Sonata for Piano and Cello.

Mattin Center
F. Ross Jones Building, 101

Info: Email HAP


South Asian A Cappella Showcase: HUMARI AWAAZ
7:00pm

Johns Hopkins Kranti a cappella group hosts their third annual South Asian A Cappella Showcase "HUMARI AWAAZ." The concert is a night of Hindi songs, old and new, and popular English tunes, performed by Kranti and guest groups from around the East Coast.

Bloomberg Center
Schafler Auditorium
Info: Email Kranti


Peabody Camerata
7:30pm

Conductor Gene Young leads a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, with students Sonya Knussen, Alto, and William Davenport, Tenor.

Leith Symington Griswold Hall,
Peabody Institute


Info: Peabody events website


Evita
8:00pm

The Barnstormers student theater group presents Evita, an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the story of Eva, a poor Argentine girl who grows up to be wife of the president of Argentina and worshipped by her people. 

Mattin Center
Swirnow Theater
Tickets: $5 for students / $10 for general admission
Reservations/ Info: JHUBarnstormers@gmail.com


Modern Dance 30th anniversary concert & gala
8:00pm

The Johns Hopkins Modern Dance company, consisting of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty, celebrates its 30th anniversary with a concert and celebratory gala. Choreography by Marilyn Byers, Larissa Byers and alumni.

Shriver Hall
Tickets: $3 for students / $5 for general admission
Info: Modern Dance website


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Sunday, April 10

Festival of Historic Arts
12 noon - 3:30pm

Learn an old-fashioned skill or art as it may have been practiced in 1800s Baltimore, including stencil painting, paper making, calligraphy, and plaster casting. Presented in conjunction with the museum’s student-curated exhibition, Privileged Pursuits: Cultural Refinement in Early Baltimore.

Homewood Museum, on the Freshman Quad
Free with museum admission

Info: JHU Museums website
Email Homewood Museums
410.516.5589


Modern Dance & Friends:
Celebrating 30 years of dance at Hopkins
2:00pm

Modern Dance hosts Jaywalk (lyrical dance), the JHU Bboys (breakdance) and Shakti (classical Indian) in celebrating dance at Hopkins.

Shriver Hall
Tickets: $3 for students / $5 for general admission
Info: Modern Dance website


Peabody Preparatory ACE  "Chamber Music"
3:00pm

JHU faculty, staff, and graduate students from the Peabody Preparatory's Adult Continuing Education program perform selections from the classical chamber music repertoire, including works by Bach, Quantz, Haydn, Boccherini, and Dvorak.

Mattin Center F. Ross Jones Building, 101
Concert Info: Email HAP 
Info about Peabody Preparatory's ACE program:  ACE website


Evita
3:00pm

The Barnstormers student theater group presents Evita, an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the story of Eva, a poor Argentine girl who grows up to be wife of the president of Argentina and worshipped by her people. 

Mattin Center
Swirnow Theater
Ticket Prices: $5 for students / $10 for the general public
Reservations/ Info: JHUBarnstormers@gmail.com


John Walker, Organ
4:00pm

Peabody faculty member, John Walker, performs an organ recital in celebration of the International Year of Collaborative Music. With alumna Lydia Beasley, Soprano, and graduate teaching fellow, Joseph Kneer, Violin.

Leith Symington Griswold Hall,
Peabody Institute

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students.
Reservations: 410-234-4800


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Ongoing exhibits

The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum

See nearly 700 archaeological objects from the museum's permanent collection, and featured ancient Egyptian material from the Eton College Collection.

Gilman Hall, first floor
Open Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 11:30am-1pm 
                         Friday, 11:30am-4pm        
                         Saturday and Sunday, 1-4pm

Info: JHU Archaeological Museum website


Evergreen Museum & Library 
The Art of Diplomacy: The Garretts in Rome

An exhibition exploring the relocation of Evergreen Museum & Library’s celebrated art collection to the American Embassy at Rome during John Work Garrett’s Italian ambassadorship from 1929-1933. Organized by Krieger School senior Courtney “Kit” Harris.

Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St.
Free with museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour, offered hourly on the hour 11am-3pm Wednesday - Friday & 12-3pm Saturday and Sunday.

Info: JHU Museums website
Email Evergreen Museum
410.516.0341


Homewood Museum
Privileged Pursuits: Cultural Refinement in Early Baltimore

A focus show exploring how young Baltimoreans were introduced to music, dance, literature, fine art and other cultural refinements in the early 1800s. Organized by students in the Fall 2010 Museums & Society course, Introduction to Material Culture.

Homewood Museum, on the Freshman Quad
Free with museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour, offered on the half hour 11am-3:30pm Wednesday - Friday & 12-3:30pm Saturday and Sunday.


Phantom Callers: Photographs by Lydia Alcock

An exhibition of haunting photographs taken at Homewood Museum by Lydia Alcock, a junior majoring in psychology with a minor in the Program in Museums and Society.

Homewood Museum, on the Freshman Quad
Opens with an artist’s reception from 4:30-6:30pm on Thursday, April 7.
Free with museum admission

Info for both events: JHU Museums website 
Email Homewood Museums
410.516.5589


 

Digital Media Center
Interactive Light Painting

This work of digital art uses micro-controllers, sensors and LED lights to alter the visual environment based on input from participants.

Gilman Tunnel
Info: Email Digital Media Center


Homewood Art Workshops
Independent Study exhibition 

An exhibition of paintings by Emily Feinberg, a junior English major, done in an Independent Study project with Art Workshops Director Craig Hankin during the Fall '10 semester. 

Mattin Center, F. Ross Jones Building
First and second floor display cases
Open hours: Wednesday - Friday, 9am-midnight
                        Saturday,10am-10pm
                        Sunday, noon-10pm

Info: Email Homewood Arts Workshops


Hopkins Hillel
The Five Senses and Jewish Ritual Objects

The heart of Jewish practice lies in the Torah and its ancient, intangible words. But beautifully crafted objects, made to be held and manipulated by both the clergy and the community, play a central role in Jewish ritual as well. This interpretative installation of the Henry Sonneborn Collection explores how the significance of Jewish observance is enhanced by objects that provoke meaningful engagement with the five senses of sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste.

Smokler Center for Jewish Life
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
3109 N. Charles Street
Open hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm
                        Saturday & Sunday, noon-5pm

This exhibition was student- curated by Museums & Society intern Suzanne Gold ’10. All objects are part of the Henry S. Sonneborn Collection, Cultural Properties, The Johns Hopkins University.

Info: Email Hopkins Hillel

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