The Campus Green: The Olmsted Firm’s Designs for Vassar College

Apr 11 through Jun 6

Vassar Art Library

There have long been unsubstantiated reports that Frederick Law Olmsted, known as the father of American landscape architecture, designed Vassar’s bucolic campus, although the source of Vassar’s early designs remains unclear. Drawing on new archival research, this exhibition presents the contributions by three generations of the Olmsted firm to the Vassar campus. Together with a brochure and an article in press, this exhibition marks the bicentennial of F. L. Olmsted’s birth on April 26, 2022. It is also the inaugural exhibition in a series about the history, preservation, and planning of the Vassar campus, organized by the Vassar Art Department. 

Free and open to the public.