A focus on collections at Evergreen House

January 28, 1999|By John Dorsey

Today, Evergreen House kicks off its first ``Collectors' Series,'' which will be an annual group of exhibitions and programs built around collections assembled by the Garrett family, one-time owners of Evergreen.

This year's edition centers on prints, since the house's first Garrett owner, T. Harrison, amassed a collection of 20,000 prints, mostly by old masters, later donated to the Baltimore Museum of Art.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, an exhibit of contemporary prints titled ``Narratives in Print'' will open with a reception, followed at 7 p.m. by a lecture on ``The Culture of Collecting'' by Maryland State Arts Council folklorist Charles Camp. Tomorrow and Saturday there will be programs at Evergreen, the BMA and Goya Girl Press relating to collecting, collectors (including Garrett) and printmaking.

Today's events are at Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St. Opening reception free; lecture $8 for Evergreen members and $10 for non-members. Admission prices for other events this weekend vary. The exhibit ``Narratives in Print'' remains at Evergreen through March 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission to the show is $3. For information, call 410-516-0341.

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