French Garden Art: A Campus Symposium and Exhibit
Experts from the U.S. and France will give a two-day symposium , Tradition & Innovation in French Garden Art: Chapters of a New History, on campus February 28 and March 1, coinciding with the opening of the 1998 Philadelphia Flower Show in Center City, which this year focuses on France with a theme of La Passion du Jardin.
The Penn symposium is open to the public, sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, the French Institute for Culture and Technology and the Morris Arboretum. In conjunction with it, Penn Libraries have developed an exhibition, Masters, Gardenists, Amateurs: Images and Narratives of the French Garden, which will be in the Rosenwald Gallery on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, February 27- March 24. This selection from the library is "meant as an introduction to the primary literature and visual sources, and it hopes to renew or awake interest in the history of French garden art."
For more information visit the Library's E-Friends Newsletter (link no longer available).