Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America!

To the pioneering and preeminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a park was both art and an urban necessity. Olmstedв’s efforts to preserve nature created an environmental ethic decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics. With gorgeous cinematography, creative animation and compelling commentary, this film presents the biography of a man whose parks, from Central Park to Bostonв’s “Emerald Necklace” to the U.S. Capitol Grounds, are an essential part of American life. A Film by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey. Produced by WNED-TV, Buffalo/Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions Inc.

Introduced by Dr. Richard Olsen, former Director,В U.S. National Arboretum. Discussion with filmmaker Lawrence Hott follows screening.

Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.

FREE. Reservations required. Please call 202-245-2708.

U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE

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Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital