Garden Masters: The Garden as a Private Vision: A Curated Conversation at Jack Lenor Larsen’s LongHouse Reserve
Sun, Jun 18, 2023
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Jack Lenor Larsen (1927–2020) was the preeminent textile designer of the 20th century, working and weaving locally and globally, exploring color theory, challenging traditional notions of texture and pattern, and broad concepts of materiality. Starting in 1990, he translated his practice to gardening, manifesting LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, New York, a 16-acre sculpture garden surrounding his modernist house based on the Ise Shrine. He spent the next 40 years experimenting with plants in the same way he had explored fabric, and collaborated with artists to celebrate art in all forms. He left us with inspiring lessons based on color, structure, resilience, and choice, a personal artistic statement in a public sanctuary. What does his personal, artistic statement mean to us now? How did Larsen’s eye influence both his choices of plant material and his shaping of the garden’s spaces for pure enjoyment?
Join LongHouse Reserve Director Carrie Rebora Barratt, celebrated landscape designer Deborah Nevins, and Garden Conservancy President and CEO James Brayton Hall as they lead a walking conversation about ways in which we see, experience, and preserve this significant artist’s garden, and anticipate its future. The conversation will continue over a private catered lunch at the garden.
East Hampton, NY
Date and time
Sunday, June 18, 2023
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$125 for Members of The Garden Conservancy
$130 for General Admission
For more information, please contact the Garden Conservancy by telephone 845.424.6500, M-F, 9-5 Eastern, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.