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Portraits in Design: Frederick Law Olmsted

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Portraits in Design is a new lecture series that takes a biographical look at the iconic designers whose past work has had a lasting impact on our contemporary built world. The series delves into the life stories of important architects, landscape architects, and planners to better understand how their personal lives had an influence on their professional careers. The Museum inaugurates the series this spring with lectures on Frederick Law Olmsted, Daniel H. Burnham, and John Russell Pope.

Frederick Law Olmsted:

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Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted. Courtesy Frederick Law Olmsted
National Historic Site, National Park Service

For many people, the name of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is practically synonymous with the profession of landscape architecture. Ethan Carr, Phd, FASLA, associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,considers the influential career of Olmsted, and discusses his work, including New York’s Central Park, Boston’s Emerald Necklace, and the U.S. Capitol Grounds in Washington, D.C.
1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 LA CES (ASLA)

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members.
Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

The National Association for Olmsted Parks raises awareness about the legacy of landscape work left by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. and the firm continued by his sons. Click here for more information on NAOP.

On October 10-11, 2013, NAOP and the National Building Museum (among others) present a symposium on Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. Click here for more information.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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