THE HUMANITIES INSTITUTE PRESENTS: BEATRIX FARRAND’S AMERICAN LANDSCAPES
Beatrix Farrand was one of the most influential designers of the early 20th century and the only female charter member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Over a 50-year career, she completed design commissions at the White House, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, NYBG’s Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, Dumbarton Oaks, and many more.
Beatrix Farrand‘s American Landscapes, a new film from director Stephen Ives, explores the innovative ideas of this distinctive American voice in landscape design. Host and narrator Lynden B. Miller, designer of many New York City public landscapes, is our guide to Farrand’s extraordinary legacy, and joins leading garden experts, historians, and scholars who take us through the groundbreaking designer’s many iconic works.
After the film screening, Ives and Miller will be joined by Dumbarton Oaks Director of Garden and Landscape Studies John Beardsley in a conversation moderated by Peter Crane, President of the Oak Spring Garden Foundation.
Following the morning program, please join us for a special viewing in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library (6th floor, Library Building) of Beatrix Farrand’s original correspondence and designs for NYBG’s Rose Garden.
This film screening is presented by the Humanities Institute with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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