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Henry James, Beatrix Farrand, and Landscape Architecture

October 26, 2017, 7 pm
Calderwood Hall

Henry James was a significant cultural presence during the golden age of American landscape gardening and the progressive reform era that proposed landscape architecture as a ‘new art.’ In this discussion, we will explore James’s decades-long friendship with Beatrix Farrand, the noted American landscape gardener and founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Join us for this program with speakers John Dixon Hunt, University of Pennsylvania, and Thaisa Way, University of Washington.


The Museum will offer a limited number of obstructed view seats on the night of this lecture. You can sign-up for these seats at the Admissions Desk after 6pm. We will make every attempt to seat everyone, but cannot guarantee a seat when we have reached capacity. Note the Museum's event policies.

The lead sponsors of the Henry James and American Painting exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are Maureen and Michael Ruettgers.

This exhibition and related programs are also made possible thanks in part to support from the Barr Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives funding from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Henry James and American Painting is organized by the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, and made possible with a lead gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation and major funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.