American Landscapes

Be transported to gorgeous Maine locales in this new, 56-minute documentary about America’s first female landscape architect Beatrix Farrand. A discussion with landscape architect Patrick Chasse and film producer Anne Cleves Symmes follows.

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
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Maine Historical Society
(207) 774-1822
Wednesday, June 24


Wednesday, June 24, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

This film traces Farrand’s love of nature to lifelong summers in Bar Harbor, which shaped her vision that emphasized use of native plants and blending formal gardens with the surrounding wild environment, to help create a distinctive American voice in landscape. Shattering 19th and early 20th century glass ceilings, Farrand advocated for women’s access to education in engineering and design. While her artistry was sought by the nation’s wealthiest families, universities, botanical gardens, and the White House, Farrand was a champion of public space and the power of landscapes to improve the lives of all Americans

Cost: Free and open to the public. Location: Broadcast virtually via Zoom. Register now.