Heralding a Pioneer of Public Interest Landscape Design: exhibit through 4/16

Heralding a Pioneer of Public Interest Landscape Design: exhibit through 4/16

A new travelling exhibit, The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, now open through April 16 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, is a celebration of the life and work of this influential landscape architect, coinciding with the centennial of his birth. Halprin was influenced by the social relief programs of the New Deal and the Modernism period that followed to create environments that improve the urban experience and reflect the needs and involvement of city dwellers. The exhibit was organized and curated by Charles A. Birnbaum (LF ’98), Nord Wennerstrom, and Eleanor Cox, all of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, with Martin Moeller of the National Building Museum. It is part of TCLF’s Landslide program, which brings attention to nationally significant works of landscape architecture and landscape features that are threatened and at-risk.

Learn more about the exhibit and explore the website.

Read what the New York Times said about the exhibit.

Photo of Lawrence Halprin at his residence at the Sea Ranch by Charles A. Birnbaum, 2008.
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