Public Arts

The goal of the Public Arts Program is to share the abundance of intellectual human resources at the Homewood campus with historically racially segregated portions of Baltimore City. The program has several components, from lectures, exhibitions and artist residencies, to publishing and performance events.

Billie Holiday Jazz Concert at Lafayette Square

The Annual Billie Holiday Jazz Concert at Lafayette Square┬áis a musical celebration of the rich and important legacy of Billie Holiday. With generous support from Johns Hopkins University Discovery Award Grant Program, the performance is free and open to the public. By taking jazz out of the symphony hall and returning it to its nesting place near Pennsylvania Avenue — the neighborhood of Holiday’s youth — this one-of-a-kind concert establishes a new center of gravity in Sandtown and Upton for fine arts and culture.


The Billie Holiday Center sponsors and supports various exhibitions from our curatorial work and group projects from our student courses.