March 9, 2011
That time has come! April, 2011 brings OLMSTED AND AMERICA’S URBAN PARKS (formerly “The Olmsted Legacy”) to a television station near you, via American Public Television. Check your local listings for details, but below, a list.
|Albany-Schenectady||WMHT||April 20, 10 p.m.|
|Albuquerque||KNMD||April 24, 6 p.m.|
|Atlanta||WPBA||April 23, 7 p.m.|
|Baltimore||MPT2||April 21, 11 p.m.|
|Birmingham||WBIQ||April 21, 9 p.m.|
|Charlotte||WTVI||April 20, 11 p.m.|
|UNC-TV||April 28, 10 p.m.|
|Chattanooga||WTCI||April 18, 10:30 p.m.|
|Fort Myers||WGCU||April 20, 10 p.m.|
|Fresno||KVPT||April 19, 9 p.m.|
|Grand Rapids||WGVU||April 24, 4 p.m.|
|April 26, 2 a.m.|
|Greensboro||UNC-TV||April 28, 10 p.m.|
|Greenville-Spartansburg||UNC-TV||April 28, 10 p.m.|
|Jacksonville||WJCT||April 19, 9 p.m.|
|Las Vegas||KLVX||April 20, 10 p.m.|
|Los Angeles||KVCR||April 19, 8 p.m.|
|Miami||WPBT||April 20, 10 p.m.|
|New Orleans||WLAE||April 18, 10 p.m.|
|New York||WNET||April 20, 10 p.m.|
|WLIW||April 22, 2 p.m.|
|Pensacola||WSRE||April 20, 9 p.m.|
|Pittsburgh||MPT2||April 21, 11 p.m.|
|Plattsburgh||Mtn Lake PBS||April 21, 9 p.m.|
|Portland||KOPB||April 29, 10 p.m.|
|KOPB Plus||April 24, 8 p.m.|
|Providence||RIPBS||April 27, 9 p.m.|
|LEARN Ch.||Date TBD|
|Raleigh-Durham||UNC-TV||April 28, 10 p.m.|
|Reno||KNPB||April 19, 9 p.m.|
|Salt Lake City||KUEN||Date TBD|
|San Francisco||KQED||April 24, 2 p.m.|
|South Bend-Elkhart||WNIT||April 20, 10 p.m.|
|Tallahassee||WFSU||April 21, 10 p.m.|
|Tampa||WEDU||April 21, 10 p.m.|
|April 26, 6 p.m.|
|Washington DC||MPT2||April 21, 11 p.m.|
Olmsted’s landscapes, I like to believe, are both wild and scenic, despite being surrounded by decidedly un-wild and un-scenic urban landscape. Therefore, I’m thrilled that the film was accepted to this year’s Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City, California.
If you find yourself in California on Saturday evening, east of the Sierra Nevadas, stop by Nevada City! THE OLMSTED LEGACY will be playing at Vet’s Hall. I’ll be there, speaking after the film, and blogging updates!
December 12, 2010
October 19, 2010
The park for San Francisco that Olmsted designed, however, was multi-faceted, featuring a smaller park in the wind-protected valley of the undeveloped Buena Vista Hill (modern day Hayes Valley), and a 4-mile promenade that ran along Market Street, before turning the corner and continuing up Van Ness Avenue to the bay. Olmsted thought the promenade should be lined with dry weather plants, and sunken underground, to protect pedestrians from the harsh east-west winds. City leaders thanked him for his time, paid him his $500 consulting fee, and ultimately decided that the idea was too radical, too far-sighted to be implemented.
Golden Gate Park, the “Central Park” that city leaders were looking for, was designed by William Hammond Hall on an epic stretch of land that Olmsted deemed too windy to be considered.
Join us TONIGHT for a screening of THE OLMSTED LEGACY at the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park.
The screening is FREE, and will feature a Q&A with writer/producer Rebecca Messner, and remarks by Elizabeth Goldstein, president of the California State Parks Foundation. Many thanks to the San Francisco Parks Trust for their help with this event!
August 19, 2010
Below, a schedule of screenings of THE OLMSTED LEGACY: America’s Urban Parks
August 27 – Buffalo, NY at the Marcy Casino in Olmsted’s Delaware park
September 22 – Boston, MA at the Museum of Fine Arts
September 26 – Baltimore, MD at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum (2pm)
September 28 – Louisville, KY at the Speed Art Museum
October 19 – San Francisco, CA at the deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park
Please check back for more details!
Hope you can join us! And don’t forget to stop by the Dairy, Central Park’s visitor center, to watch “The Olmsted Legacy” at any time!