Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America is now open at Homewood Museum. The exhibition—on loan from the New-York Historical Society—will remain on view through March 11. Highlighted in the exhibition are 30 items from JHU Special Collections, including a bust of Hamilton dating from the 1790s, early American coinage, and Hamilton's receipt for a payment of 120 pounds from Aaron Burr, his chief political rival and eventual assassin.
To complement the exhibition, Homewood is hosting two related programs in February. The first, "Hamilton and the Revolution: Patriotic Songs New, Old, and Rebellious," is tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program includes a talk by historian and Hopkins alum Dr. Jim Ashton about how today's generation is learning about Hamilton through music. The second program, "42nd Street, Barnum, and Hamilton: Dance for Theatrical Storytelling," will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. This event welcomes Tony Award-nominated producer/director/writer Mark Bramble for a discussion on the power of dance to tell stories on stage, with examples drawn from his current revivals of 42nd Street and circus spectacle Barnum, plus Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical Hamilton. Both events include a tour of the exhibition and a reception with light refreshments.