Exteriors at Evergreen Series - Part I: Historic Gardens and Grounds
Sponsored by the Arts, Entertainment, Media, and Entrepreneurship Affinity & Evergreen Museum & Library
This three-part, virtual lecture series will explore different facets of Evergreen Museum & Library’s exterior, shedding light on how the house and its grounds changed over the course of a century. Originally constructed in 1858, the home was occupied by two generations of the wealthy Garrett family between 1878 and 1952. During its near 100 years as a private residence, the house expanded in size and scope to accommodate the needs of its residents and changing tastes in architectural and landscape design. Using photos and architectural drawings, these virtual presentations will explore those changes, the reasons for them, and their impact on the exterior aesthetics of Evergreen.
Part I - Historic Garden and Grounds
Explore the storied gardens and grounds of Evergreen, an exemplar of American landscape architecture at the turn of the 20th century. Lori Finkelstein, the Philip Franklin Wagley Director & Curator of Evergreen Museum & Library, and April Oettinger, professor of Art History at Goucher College, will guide you through the meandering paths, bubbling brooks, fountains, fragrant plantings, and exotic greenhouses that have welcomed generations to Evergreen. This presentation will illuminate the people, places, and garden history that shaped the extraordinary green spaces beyond the walls of this Gilded Age Baltimore mansion.
This event will be presented via Zoom. Click here to attend - https://jh.zoom.us/j/95602742156
Please, join us for Part II: An Ever-Expanding Evergreen on July 14th and for Part III: Evergreen in the 20th Century on July 21st.
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Lori Beth Finkelstein, Ph.D., The Philip Franklin Wagley Director & Curator of Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University
Lori Beth Finkelstein, Ph.D., is the Philip Franklin Wagley Director & Curator of Evergreen Museum & Library. Dr. Finkelstein received both her M.A. and her Ph.D. in U.S. History from New York University, and her B.A. in North American Studies from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She came to Evergreen in the spring of 2019 after a long career as a museum educator and curator at institutions including Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden in New York City, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, where she was the Vice President of Education, Interpretation, and Volunteer Programs from 2010 to 2019. Throughout her career in museums, Dr. Finkelstein has kept one foot in the classroom, teaching in Johns Hopkins’ undergraduate Program in Museums and Society and providing curricular support for the university’s online Master of Arts Program in Museum Studies. In addition, she has taught courses as an adjunct professor at Stevenson University and Seton Hall University.
April Oettinger, Ph.D, Professor of Art History, Chair of the Visual & Material Culture Program, & Director of the Sweren Wogan Institute for the Study of the Book, Goucher College
April Oettinger, Ph.D., is professor of Art History, chair of the Visual & Material Culture Program, and director of the recently inaugurated Sweren Wogan Institute for the Study of the Book at Goucher College. Her recent publications, which have appeared in journals including Artibus et Historiae, The Journal of Word and Image, and Source,trace the relationship of humans and nature in the early modern era, Renaissance print culture and the production of knowledge, and the role of visual and literary culture in shaping early modern natural science. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright Foundation Fellowship and the Dame Francis Yates Fellowship at the University of London’s Warburg Institute. Along with Karen Hope Goodchild and Leopoldine Prosperetti, she is co-author of Green Worlds in Early Modern Italy: Art and the Verdant Earth (Amsterdam University Press, 2019).