Category: Olmsted in the Arts

Olmsted in the Arts

Downing Park Art Contest

Design artwork for the Olmsted Network’s 2024 conference tote bag!
Field Notes

Student Artists to Olmsted’s Defense

When development threatened the Genesee Valley Park in Rochester, NY, the Land Protector Project responded.
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Washington Park Camera Club Produces South Park Then and Now 

With the assistance of the Hyde Park Historical Society and the Terra Foundation, the Washington Park Camera Club produced a memorable bicentennial video depicting South Park Then and Now.
Olmsted in the Arts

Painting Central Park: A Walk Through the Park with Artists

Roger F. Pasquier has been a regular visitor to Central Park since he was a baby in a perambulator. He is an art historian and ornithologist and author of several books, including Painting Central Park (Vendome Press 2015), which discusses and illustrates the rich history of artists depicting the park.
Olmsted in the Arts

The Heyday of Visual Art in Prospect

A look at visual art exhibits in Prospect Park from 1984 to 1994.
Olmsted in the Arts

In “Lungs of the City,” Landscape Music Composers Respond to Olmsted Parks

Lungs of the City: Olmsted’s Parks in Music is a concert series of new music for flute, clarinet, horn, percussion, violin, viola, and cello, commemorating the 2022 bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth.
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FLO’s Connection to Hamilton

Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton, the Schuyler sisters are quite famous. But did you know they were also connected to Frederick Law Olmsted?
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FLO The Musical

Guess this musical…. Famous visionary figure, transformational period of American history, enduring legacy. Hamilton? No. It’s The Promise of Central Park.
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“Inspired by Olmsted” Winners Announced

NAOP and Olmsted 200 are pleased to share the winners of the “Inspired by Olmsted” carillon composition competition through a press release and the winning pieces through a musical booklet.
Olmsted in the Arts

Early depictions of Central Park and the stories they tell

Olmsted 200

Composers Invited to Submit Original Carillon Compositions Inspired by Olmsted

Olmsted 200

Meet Our Olmsted Artist Extraordinaire: David Lee Csicsko

Olmsted in the Arts

The Writing Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

We have a lot to learn from Frederick Law Olmsted, an American visionary who was born nearly 200 years ago.