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 вЂњEmerald NecklaceвЂќ 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