Join historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton at the MAC! Cotton will provide a deep dive into the remarkable life and career of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted was a writer, philosopher, social reformer, advocate for the preservation of natural scenery and creator of some of the most beautiful public and private parks and gardens in North America. This talk will focus on the design traditions, aesthetics, philosophies that influenced Olmsted as well as his two sons (known as the Olmsted Brothers) in their masterful landscapes. Special focus will be given on the John Charles Olmsted landscape legacy in the Pacific Northwest.