Landscape Genius: Frederick Law Olmsted, O.C. Simonds, & Jens Jensen

Thursday, October 30, 2014
6 p.m.

Even while industrialists in the19th century exploited and degraded the country’s natural resources for profit, three early landscape architects worked to save the landscape. Olmsted, Simonds, and Jensen were far-sighted men whose public and private projects set the tone for finding great non-monetary value in our green space. Barbara Geiger tells their stories and shows examples of their historic work that still benefit us today.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for any attendees who would like to explore the Museum and its collections. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. As space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended.

Landscape historian BARBARA GEIGER is well-known to Chicago-area audiences. She’s led 100 day tours for the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Botanic Garden, including her sell-out “Inside The Devil in the White City,” has given over 200 programs for the Illinois Humanities Council, libraries, and clubs, including 100+ Downton Abbey talks; and has taught for over ten years in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Chicago Graham School, and other cultural icons. Her biography of OC Simonds, researched with support from a Graham Foundation grant, was published in 2011.

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