Halprin Exhibition at National Building Museum Now Open - Travels to San Francisco & Los Angeles

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Halprin Exhibition at National Building Museum Now Open - Travels to San Francisco & Los Angeles

Halprin Exhibition at National Building Museum Now Open - Travels to San Francisco & Los Angeles
Nov 05, 2016 to Apr 16, 2017
Washington, DC
United States
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On view through April 16, 2017 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. is The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprina traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009).  Organized on the 100th anniversary of the year of his birth, the exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive website and full color, 92-page gallery guide.  The exhibition will travel to San Francisco and be on view at the Palace of Fine Arts, May 24 - September 4, 2017and then to Los Angeles where it will be on view at the A + D Architecture and Design Museum>LA, September 29 - December 31, 2017.

Halprin was, without doubt, among the foremost landscape architects of the twentieth century. His prolific career spanned more than six decades, with highlights that include the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (in Washington, D.C.), Freeway Park (in Seattle, Washington), and the Portland Open Space Sequence (in Portland, Oregon). His firm was a seedbed for many talented designers now celebrated in their own right, and the innovative techniques he pioneered changed the field forever. While the traveling exhibition will honor Halprin and his career, it will also call attention to the need for the informed and effective stewardship of his irreplaceable legacy. Like much of the work of prominent landscape architects in the post-War period, many of Halprin’s designs are now in a diminished state, while some face an uncertain future.

 

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