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Olmsted Trees With Stanley Greenberg

October 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Location: Info Commons of Main Branch of Brooklyn Public Library**

Fundamental to renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision in his park designs was the role of time. He had the ability to see a plot of land for what it was in the raw undeveloped state, as well as to visualize how his designs would translate several decades into the future after the trees and shrubs he planted had rooted and spread and integrated with the space. This concept, which was an essential element to Olmsted’s projects, is harnessed by current-day photographer Stanley Greenberg, in his new book, Olmsted Trees, (Hirmer, Fall 2022). The Brooklyn-based photographer has created striking black and white portraits of the trees that date to the beginnings of these parks. From Olmsted’s Central and Prospect Park designs in New York, to the Emerald Necklace in Boston, or park systems in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Louisville, Greenberg’s body of work functions as both an homage to Olmsted, and a message about the importance of caretaking the current fragile state of our Earth’s natural environment.

Stanley Greenberg is the author of several books, including Invisible New York, Waterworks, and CODEX New York. His photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The New York Public Library, among others. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Greenberg has received fellowships and grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Greenberg lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Tickets must be reserved in advance as the Information Commons Space is restricted to 55 people total. You will not be admitted without a reserved ticket. Please only reserve tickets if you plan to attend, if you can no longer attend, please release your tickets so others have the opportunity. Reserve tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/413805552547

*Please note our meeting time has changed! We will begin at 6:30pm sharp!

**Please note this location is accessible with ramps and accessible doorways at its main entrance.


October 18, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Brooklyn Bird Club


Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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