Lecture: Change, Continuity, and Civic Ambition: Cultural Landscapes, Design, and Historic Preservation

Thursday, July 16, 2015

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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The lecture, Change Continuity, and Civic Ambition: Cultural Landscapes, Design and Historic Preservation, will be given by Charles Birnbaum, President and CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington D.C.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its website, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations.

Charles A. Birnbaum is the President and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) in Washington, DC. Previously, Charles spent fifteen years as the coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Intiative and a decade in private practice in New York. At TCLF he created the What’s Out There database of North America’s designed landscapes; Pioneers of American Landscape Design video oral histories, books and online database; dozens of publications; and lectures, symposia and exhibitions, many of have received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects. In 1997–1998 Charles was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and in 2004 an American Academy in Rome fellow. Charles, a regular Huffington Post contributor, has also served as a visiting professor at Ohio State and Columbia University.

This event is in conjunction with the Arsenal Gallery's exhibition Living Landmarks.

Admission is free for all related programs but space is limited. To RSVP, please email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.


Arsenal in Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue
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Free | Admission is free for all related programs but space is limited. To RSVP, please email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

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