Tea & Talk – Architects of an American Landscape: The Interwoven Careers of H.H. Richardson and F.L.Olmsted

August 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
$35, $30 for members or with advance reservation, $22 for students 22 and under

Hugh Howard, a historian who has written more than a dozen books about American architecture, will speak at Ventfort Hall on Tuesday, August 2 at 4 pm. A tea will follow his presentation.

Interweaving the late nineteenth century careers of Frederick Law Olmsted and Henry Hobson Richardson, Hugh Howard’s new book has been lauded as a “readable, intelligently paced, dual biography” by the Wall Street Journal.

Howard shows in Architects of an American Landscape how such different personalities as Richardson and Olmsted became close friends and collaborators. In conversation with local historian Cornelia Brooke Gilder, Howard will discuss Olmstedian landscapes and Richardson’s contribution to the built environment. Their talk will be accompanied by images of notable Richardson and Olmsted designs.

Tickets are $30 for members and with advance reservation; $35 day of; $22 for students 22 and under. Reservations are required as seats are limited. Walk-ins accommodated as space allows. For reservations call us at (413) 637-3206. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Proof of vaccination and ID are required. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

The summer series of Tea & Talks is sponsored in part by board member Lucille Landa and William Landa.