Birch Allée, Stan Hywet, 1997
Iris print on paper
| WHAT YOU'LL SEE | RESOURCES
celebrate Smith College’s new Landscape Studies program, through
which students can now earn a minor in the field, the Museum is hosting
A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era.
The show includes more than 70 photographs that trace the unusual
landscape developments that characterize the American Country Place
Era, an important design movement from the first half of the twentieth
Photographer and editor Carol Betsch traveled
to seven distinctive sites across the United States with landscape
historian and author Robin Karson to create the exhibition's photographs.
Each site is documented by one large color Iris print and ten smaller
black and white photographs. The exhibition also includes garden
plans to show how the individual photographs fit into the larger
vision for each site.
Presentation of A Genius for Place at SCMA
was made possible by generous support from the Tryon Associates
fund. Additional support for the museum's special exhibitions and
programs is provided by Members of the Museum and by the Museum
Shop. Media sponsorship has been provided by the Valley