Garden Masters: Garden Designs from the Long Eighteenth Century

Garden Masters: Garden Designs from the Long Eighteenth Century

Preparatory drawing for garden furniture by Thomas Chippendale, 1761

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fri, Nov 17, 2023
10:15 AM- 1:00 PM

The eighteenth century was an extraordinary period for the artistry of garden design. Perhaps no collection tells this story better than the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this Garden Master Series, guests will join The Met’s Curator of Historic Ornament, Design and Architecture, Femke Speelberg, for a private appointment in the Department’s study room exploring a wide range of garden designs, followed by lunch and further conversation.

The Department of Drawings and Print’s vast collection of works on paper comprises approximately 21,000 drawings, 1.2 million prints, and 12,000 illustrated books created in Europe and the Americas from about 1400 to the present day. It is especially strong in English, French, German, and Italian garden art, illustrating great public and private estates across Europe by, among others, William Chambers, Charles de Wailly, and Thomas Chippendale. The garden design collection was greatly augmented by a recent bequest from Mrs. Jayne Wrightsman.

Location
Department of Drawings and Prints
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

Date and Time
Friday, November 17, 2023
10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration
$200 for Members of The Garden Conservancy
$225 for General Admission

For more information, please contact the Garden Conservancy by telephone 845.424.6500, M-F, 9-5 Eastern, or email events@gardenconservancy.org.

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