This April marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. While his most well-known projects are elsewhere, Olmsted was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. This exhibition reflects on Olmsted’s legacy and explores the impact of his early years in Connecticut on his career.
Today, Olmsted’s Connecticut legacy lives on through the public spaces he designed. Walnut Hill Park in New Britain, Seaside and Beardsley Parks in Bridgeport, and the grounds of the Institute of Living in Hartford are a few examples of the nearly 300 Olmsted commissions across the state of Connecticut.