Title

Art Outside the Museum: Researching the Lochhaven Garden Club’s Beautification of Norfolk, 1920 to 1970

Description/Abstract/Artist Statement

Throughout their one-hundred-year history, the Garden Clubs of Norfolk had an immense influence on the pastoral areas of Hampton Roads and on the gardens in the community. Under the leadership of some of the most prominent women in Norfolk’s history such as Mrs. Florence Sloane, founder of the Lochhaven Garden Club, the exclusively female members believed that outdoor spaces should be available to all and they should be just as beautiful as the artwork they themselves collected and made available to the public. The Lochhaven Garden Club produced yearly scrapbooks, but their study presents a challenge for the researcher. The documents focus exclusively on the matters of social and political engagements of their members, hardly ever referencing the gardening design or theory. The presentation proposes that the reform spirit of the garden clubs developed from the ideas, aesthetics and the gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States and Britain and which remained dominant until the first decades after the World War II.

Presenting Author Name/s

Debra Dowden-Crockett

Faculty Advisor/Mentor

Agnieszka Whelan

College Affiliation

College of Arts & Letters

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Disciplines

American Art and Architecture | Other History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Session Title

Art History 3: Through the Eyes of Women

Location

Zoom

Start Date

3-19-2022 3:30 PM

End Date

3-19-2022 4:30 PM

Upload File

wf_yes

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Mar 19th, 3:30 PM Mar 19th, 4:30 PM

Art Outside the Museum: Researching the Lochhaven Garden Club’s Beautification of Norfolk, 1920 to 1970

Zoom

Throughout their one-hundred-year history, the Garden Clubs of Norfolk had an immense influence on the pastoral areas of Hampton Roads and on the gardens in the community. Under the leadership of some of the most prominent women in Norfolk’s history such as Mrs. Florence Sloane, founder of the Lochhaven Garden Club, the exclusively female members believed that outdoor spaces should be available to all and they should be just as beautiful as the artwork they themselves collected and made available to the public. The Lochhaven Garden Club produced yearly scrapbooks, but their study presents a challenge for the researcher. The documents focus exclusively on the matters of social and political engagements of their members, hardly ever referencing the gardening design or theory. The presentation proposes that the reform spirit of the garden clubs developed from the ideas, aesthetics and the gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States and Britain and which remained dominant until the first decades after the World War II.