Leon Bakst designed sets and costumes for Paris’s legendary Ballets Russes. Then he tackled the Baltimore home of his wealthy patron.
Concerts are still held at the Bakst Theater at Evergreen Mansion, and one of artist Leon Bakst's original sets is still seen onstage. Bakst, who became famous designing scenery and costumes for the Ballets Russes in Paris, turned the gymnasium of the Baltimore mansion into a theater for his patrons, John Work Garrett and Alice Warder Garrett. "This space, this was really Baltimore’s first modern room," James Abbott, Evergreen’s curator, says of the theater. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post Buy Photo