VILLA TERRACE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM | APRIL 14-SEPT. 25
This exhibition, the first extensive exploration of Olmsted’s work in Milwaukee, features historical documents and photos, maps, architectural plans and more, crafting a visual history of Olmsted’s three parks. The exhibit opens with a reception on April 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the museum, with remarks from Dede Petri, the president and CEO of the National Association of Olmsted Parks. There will also be film screenings, videos and interactive content through the exhibition’s run. “I think that the fact that we have three Olmsted parks should be common knowledge to people in Milwaukee,” says Annemarie Sawkins, the guest curator of the exhibition.
2. Frederick Law Olmsted: Bringing Nature into the City and Creating Breathing Space for Democracy, An Evening with Historian/Filmmaker Laurence Cotton
MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING’S DIERCKS HALL | MAY 7
Laurence Cotton, a public historian and a producer of the PBS documentary Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, will speak about Olmsted’s life, career and ongoing impact on Milwaukee. Since the film aired in 2014, Cotton has been delivering talks on Olmsted across the country.
ZOOM WEBINAR | JUNE 15
Boswell Books is hosting this virtual discussion with Howard, the author of Architects of an American Landscape: Henry Hobson Richardson, Frederick Law Olmsted, and the Reimagining of America’s Public and Private Spaces. Howard will be discussing his book and Olmsted’s accomplishments both in Milwaukee and across the country.
LAKE PARK | JULY 16
Plans were still taking shape at press time, but Lake Park Friends’ full-day celebration of Olmsted at his biggest Milwaukee park will feature an exhibition at the Marcia Cole Community Room and a photo contest exhibition at North Point Lighthouse, as well as food trucks and beer.