in relation to Ian Hamilton Finlay: Works on Pape , an exhibition sponsored by The UBS Art Gallery and curated by Pia Simig and Ann Uppington.
Location: The UBS Art Gallery, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, between 51st and 52nd Streets (September 23 through December 3, 2004)
September 29 Willful Ignorance: Ian Hamilton Finlay and Contemporary Land Art John Beardsley, senior lectur- er in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Design School
October 20 Inscribed Gardens Douglas Chambers, former professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and author of Stonyground: The Making of a Canadian Garden
October 27 Word, Image, and Garden in the Work of Ian Hamilton Finlay John Dixon Hunt, Professor and chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, author, and founding editor of Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes
November 3 The Garden Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay Stephan Bann, Fellow of the British Academy, professor of the History of Art at the University of Bristol in England, author, and writer of “A Description of Stonypath,” the first comprehensive account of Finlay’s garden in southern Scotland
Lectures: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Receptions: 7:15 – 8:00 p.m. Location: The Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street
Admission is free. Advance registration is required and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information and to register, please call 212-501-3011.
Winter Lecture Series
January – March 2005 (Four Tuesdays) Nature and Art: The Making and Experience of Gardens Past and Present
This series of four lec- tures, which is co-sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden and The Bard Graduate Center, explores the making of gardens from a historical and cultural per- spective. The first two lec- tures will focus on gardeners
throughout history and how they have created for their patrons or themselves special places in the world using the materials of nature and art and how foreign ideas and botanical discoveries have influenced their work. The second two lectures will show how an English landscape – Painshill – and an American landscape – the Hudson River Valley – serve as case studies in this regard.
January 11, 2005 The Happiness of the Garden: Gardening as an Historic Act Erik de Jong, professor of Garden History, Bard Graduate Center, senior fel- low, Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, and author of Nature and Art: Dutch Garden and Landscape Architecture 1650–1740
February 15, 2005 Travelers in the Landscape: The Influence of Italy on Garden History and Culture Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, senior fellow and founding director, Garden History and Landscape Studies, Bard Graduate Center, founding president, Central Park Conservancy, and author of Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History
March 8, 2005 Painshill: The Flowering of the English Landscape Garden Mark Laird, senior lecturer in the History of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Design School, and author of The Flowering of the Landscape Garden: English Pleasure Grounds 1720–1800
March 29, 2005 Hudson River Landscapes: Andrew Jackson Downing, Nurseryman and Apostle of Taste David Schuyler, Shadek Professor of the Humanities and Professor of American Studies, Franklin and Marshall College, and author of Apostle of Taste: Andrew Jackson Downing 1815–1852
Lectures: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Christie’s Board Room, 20 Rockefeller Plaza
Seating is limited so please register early. Registration will be accepted at the door only if seating is available.
Register for all four and receive a discount: $81 NYBG members $90 non-members Registration fee for each lecture: $23 NYBG members $25 non-members To register, please call: 212-501-3064.
Ethan Carr is a visiting profes- sor at the Bard Graduate Center, where he teaches “Central Park: History, Management, Restoration.” He is also an assistant profes- sor of landscape architecture and regional planning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is the author of Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service (1998).
Elizabeth Eustis is a doctoral candidate at the Bard Graduate Center. She serves as honorary adjunct curator at the New York Botanical Garden and is the president of the New England Wild- flower Society. She teaches in the Landscape Institute of the Arnold Arboretum while writ- ing and lecturing primarily on seventeenth-century garden prints and nineteenth- century gardening magazines.
Patricia O’Donnell, FASLA, AICP, a preservation land- scape architect and planner, is principal of Heritage Landscapes, with offices in Charlotte, Vermont, and Norwalk, Connecticut, which she founded in 1987. Some recent projects have addressed Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Pitts- burgh’s historic regional parks, Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and
Jay Property/ Marshlands Conservancy. She is the author of numerous cultural landscape planning reports and articles in professional journals.
Melanie Simo is a historian of art and landscape who has held teaching positions at the Harvard Design School, Rhode Island School of Design, and Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of several books on landscape history, including Loudon & the Landscape: From Country Seat to Metropolis, 1783–1843 (Yale University Press, 1989), Invisible Gardens: Search for Modernism in the American Landscape (with Peter Walker. MIT Press, 1996), and Forest & Garden: Traces of Wildness in a Modernizing Land, 1897–1949 (University of Virginia Press, 2003).
Margaret Sullivan is a free- lance writer and editor. She holds an M.A. in English from Columbia University and taught for 20 years at Hunter College in the Department of English. She is chairman of the New York Committee of the Garden Club of America, president of the Southampton Historical Museum, and a trustee of Bowne House.