National Building Museum

Film and Talk: The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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View the first documentary about the pioneering work of landscape architect Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), designer of Washington, D.C.’s Dumbarton Oaks, and the only woman among the 11 founding members of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Join six-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and Yale Fellow Karyl Evans as she talks with Darwina L. Neal, FASLA, landscape architect and former chief of Cultural Resources Preservation Services, National Capital Region, National Park Service, and Maureen Joseph, ASLA, Regional Historical Landscape Architect, National Capital Region, National Park Service, about Farrand, her work, and her place as the “mother” of landscape architecture in the United States. A reception follows the program.

This program is made possible through the support of the Darwina L. Neal Cultural Landscape Fund.

1.5 PDH (LA CES)

$12 Members | $5 Students | $20 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

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The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Photo: Terrace of Dumbarton Oaks, courtesy of Karyl Evans. 

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