Join a variety of local authors for an event celebrating the publication of In the Park with Olmsted: A Vision for Milwaukee, a catalogue for a current exhibition of the same name currently on display at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum (through September 25th). This first concerted look at renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s work on parks in Milwaukee features contributions from Michael Carriere, Martha Chaiklin, Lee Hall, Annemarie Sawkins, and Virginia Small. Texts on the history of the public parks movement in Milwaukee and Olmsted’s continued relevance for today’s city combine throughout the catalogue to fill gaps in existing scholarship on these timely topics.

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Gather and enjoy pre-event conversation
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Catalogue discussion with authors
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Post-discussion chatting

About In the Park with Olmsted:

This 68-page full-color catalogue, designed by Jena Sher, includes a wide variety of images from the exhibition. Historical texts and maps accompany vintage postcards along with modern and contemporary works of art in a rich presentation of Olmsted and his ability to inspire others. Curated by Martha Chaiklin and Annemarie Sawkins, the exhibition and its accompanying publication mark the 200th anniversary of Olmsted’s birth and tell the story of his profound influence on the greening of America’s cities through his ideal of “parks for all people.”