Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents: Landscape Lectures 2015-2016
Thursday, Sept. 10, Nov. 12, Feb. 11, and April 14; 7 p.m.
Throughout the fall and winter season, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will host a series of very popular Landscape Lectures, engaging and inspirational presentations from leading voices in the field of landscape architecture and inspired by the Museum’s iconic gardens.
On four Thursday nights from September to April, internationally distinguished designers will present their work and articulate how landscape is a medium of design for social, cultural, and ecological life of the city. The lectures begin at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Calderwood Hall.
Here is the schedule:
• On Sept. 10, the two time American Society of Landscape Architects Presidential Award winner Richard Haag will demonstrate his activist work that fosters new ways of thinking about landscape architecture and ecological design.
• On Nov. 12, Walter Hood, a California artist, designer and educator, will discuss his work in landscape, architectural, urban design, and art installations. Design projects Hood has completed include incorporating solar panels into large public places at the University of Buffalo’s and award-winning gardens at the new De Young Museum in San Francisco. Hood Received the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape in 2009.
• On Feb. 11, 2016, Margie Ruddick will show her innovative work featuring an environmental approach to landscape design forging a design language that integrates ecology, urban planning, and culture. Ruddick completed the Shillim Institute and Retreat in the Western Ghats of India and the Living Water Park in Chengdu, China.
• On Apr. 14, 2016, Mario Schjetnan, a Mexico City-based architect, landscape architect and urban designer, is known for his work on large urban parks. He worked on the Chapultepec Park in Mexico City and El Cedazo Park in Aguascalientes winning the ASLA President’s Award for Design Excellence as a result. Schjetnan uses public parks for environmental justice and offers urban order with a sense of place and ecological balance.
Admission for one of the Landscape Lectures requires a ticket and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students with valid ID, and free for members. Lectures include Museum admission. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. in Calderwood Hall located at 25 Evans Way, Boston MA 02115.