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2017 Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lectures – Slave Cabins Seen Through a Hollywood Lens

October 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

slave dwellings
Presented by the Homewood Museum

1 AIA/CES LU available


Since Hollywood’s earliest films, rare cinematic depictions of slave dwellings have provided an image of slave habitations for many Americans. From Edwin Porter’s 1903 silent film portrayal of Uncle Tom’s Cabin through director Steve McQueen’s 2013 award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, Julie Rose will explore how slave life dwellings represented on film changed over the century. Rose is director and curator of Homewood Museum and the author of Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites (American Association for State and Local History, 2016).

5:30 p.m. Reception at Homewood Museum
6:30 p.m. Lecture at Gilman Hall (in Room 50, the Marjorie M. Fisher Hall)

Free event parking will be available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot. Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability.

This is the final talk in the 2017 Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lectures: African American Dwellings in the Antebellum Period,presented as part of Baltimore Architecture Month. Click herefor subscription tickets, available through October 16.


October 30, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Gilman Hall
Bowman Drive, Room 50
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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