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Icons of Modernist Landscapes: Cornelia Oberlander and Harriet Pattison

February 19, 2017 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm |


Modernist icons Cornelia Oberlander (b. 1921) and Harriet Pattison (b. 1928) sit down with Charles Birnbaum, President and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, for an illustrated conversation that explores their most celebrated projects including Oberlander’s Robson Square and the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada (both with architect Arthur Erickson) and Pattison’s Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth TX and Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (both with architect Lou Kahn). A lively curated discussion will explore their mentors, muses, influences and seminal projects. The two will speak to the idea of what “Modernism” means to them (then and now), on being a female practitioner (then and now) and the potential challenges associated with the ephemeral qualities of landscape architecture, let alone their design legacies. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet two pioneering practitioners.

Additional Information

All ages.
Things to Know
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office adjacent to the museum's North Parking Lot.
Photography Credits
The New York Times Lobby Garden, by Cornelia Oberlander. Kimball Art Museum, by Lou Kahn and Harriet Pattison. Robson Square, by Cornelia Oberlander.


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Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater
101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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