On November 5, Washington, D.C.’s National Building Museum will debut a brand new exhibition, dedicated to Lawrence Halprin, an American landscape architect and designer who began his career in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The exhibition, titled "The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin," will feature works like the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Ira Keller Fountain in Portland, Oregon, and several residential projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The public should expect roughly 60 newly commissioned photographs of residential, commercial, and civic projects in the U.S. and Israel as well as original plans, drawings, models, and other artifacts from the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania and Edward Cella Art & Architecture in Los Angeles.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) organized and curated the exhibition in collaboration with the National Building Museum. According to a press release, the TCLF also organized a months-long series of free, expert-led tours of Halprin’s landscapes in the U.S. and Israel. The tours will run from July through October with registration required.
The National Building Museum exhibition, which is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, will be on view through April 16, 2017.