Gardening Miscellany

Secret Gardens: A Three-Part Course with Dr. Jennie Hirsh

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Starting Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM EST, enjoy virtual tours of three premier outdoor sculpture gardens on the United States’ east coast.

Together we will explore the history as well as individual works of Storm King (Mountainville, New York), Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton Township, New Jersey), and Glenstone (Potomac, Maryland).

This course explores three outstanding contemporary art collections, focusing on their sculptural holdings and institutional histories. Each week, we will look at not only how each of these three collections was established but also at specific works by artists including Alice Aycock, Andy Goldsworthy, Michael Heizer, Jeff Koons, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Charles Ray, George Segal, Richard Serra, Kiki Smith, and more.

Led by an expert on modern and contemporary art and architecture, Dr. Jennie Hirsh, this course presents a solid foundation about the evolution of each collection as well as close readings of specific works by some of the most impactful artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased appetite for future visits to these three unique collections in the United States.

Each lecture is 90 minutes long with time for Q&A, and there is a cost of $105USD for all three lectures. If you are unable to attend one of the lectures, you will receive a link to view it afterwards.

Thanks to reader Dabble for sharing this resource.

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