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Frederick Law Olmsted: Bringing Nature to the City
In his presentation, Laurence Cotton will talk about the influences of design traditions, aesthetics and philosophies that influenced Olmsted’s thought—including English garden design, the Hudson River School and Transcendentalism.
April 26, 2022 marked the 200 anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field landscape architecture. Join historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton (originator of and consulting producer to the PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America”) as he does a deep dive into the remarkable life and career of the Renaissance-man Olmsted–writer, philosopher, social reformer, advocate for the preservation of natural scenery,View more
10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106
- Parking is available in the museum’s adjacent parking lot located off Magnolia Drive.
- Parking fees may be paid “in lane” upon exit using a credit card.
- WRHS Members receive discounted flat rate parking at $5 per vehicle. Members can pay inside, near the exit, before leaving.