Baltimore’s landscape has been shaped by Frederick Olmsted. Come see a fine documentary on one of the unsung heros of 19th Century America! Rebecca Messner’s PBS documentary on the life of Fredrick Law Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks is screening at Pagoda Hill in Patterson Park. The Creative Alliance is hosting this event in partnership with Baltimore City’s Department of Recreation and Parks , The Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks and Landscapes, and The Friends of Patterson Park.
This film outlines the life and the career success of the 19th Century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. His firm is responsible for designing and building nearly one hundred of America’s most famous urban parks including Central Park and Prospect Park as well as parks in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta. Druid Hill Park is Olmstead’s main legacy to Maryland. Olmsted’s work is revolutionary. Today it seems imperative that cities have urban parks and other green spaces, but according to the New York Times, at the height of Olmsted’s career “the idea that cities need parks was not firmly established.”
Bring friends and a picnic to this film screening and bask in the beauty of one of Baltimore’s most unique urban parks. For more information check out the Olmsted Film and America’s Parks website.
Screening: Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks
Sunday, May 20
8:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. (film show time is about an hour)
Pagoda Hill, Patterson Park
IN CASE OF RAIN: location moves to Creative Alliance at The Patterson
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
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