Jens Jensen and his Contemporaries in Design
Thursday, May 17 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Robert Grese will discuss “Jens Jensen and his Contemporaries in Design,” looking at the turn of the 20th century and the impact of landscape and architectural innovators like Frank Lloyd Wright and Frederick Law Olmsted. He is Professor in the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, and also serves as Director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. This program is presented in partnership with The Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn, Iowa. This year The Danish Immigrant Museum will be exploring the life, career, and ongoing legacy of landscape architect Jens Jensen (1860-1951). Beginning this spring, the Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park will start to take shape throughout the museum’s 30-acre property. Inside the museum galleries, the exhibition Jens Jensen: Celebrating the Native Prairie will introduce Jens Jensen as a pioneer of landscape design in America, an advocate for using native plants in parks and gardens, and a passionate believer in the power of nature to inspire human creativity. The programs and exhibition are supported by a grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
No preregistration required. Free for everyone.