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Last day of the “New American Garden Exhibit”
March 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
“The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden” traveling photographic exhibit is opening January 14th in the Vollmer Center. The exhibit will be open from January 14th to March 26th.
Location: Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum
Date: January 14, 2017 to March 26, 2017 (Closed Mondays)
Time: 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Free, $5 suggested donation
Presented by Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
Presenting Sponsor: The Horticultural Society of Maryland
Sponsor: Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland
Curator: The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Supported by: The National Building Museum
The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden is a traveling photographic exhibition that chronicles the careers and influence of Wolfgang Oehme (1930-2011) and James van Sweden (1935-2013). The two practitioners revolutionized landscape architecture with the creation of the New American Garden, a type of garden characterized by large swaths of grasses and fields of perennials, which van Sweden called “vigorous and audacious.” Their style celebrated the seasonal splendor of the American meadow while promoting its inherent ecological, sustainable, aesthetic, and ornamental qualities.
Wolfgang Oehme moved to Baltimore in 1957 and his influence is seen throughout the region in both private and public landscapes. One notable Baltimore garden featured in the exhibit is that of Pauline Vollmer, patron of the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum.
The New American Garden is a project of The Cultural Landscape Foundation‘s Landslide program, which raises awareness about threatened and at-risk works of landscape architecture. The Cultural Landscape Foundation organized the exhibition and it is presented in collaboration with the National Building Museum.
Read more about the traveling exhbit here: http://tclf.org/