WGBY invites you to the world premiere of Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, an in-depth study of the architect’s complex life and accomplishments this Sunday, 13 April, from 4 – 6 pm at The Academy of Music, Northampton. In addition to major contributions to the American landscape, such as co-designing Central Park, heading the first Yosemite commission, and designing the U.S. Capitol Grounds, Olmstead designed Smith, Mt. Holyoke, UMass and Amherst, and his firm created parks in Springfield and Holyoke MA. (Who remembers Riverside Park?)
To learn more about the screening, visit WGBY’s webpage. You’ll also find a vast range of engaging resources on architecture and other educational content at PBS LearningMedia.
Wow. Very impressive credentials!