Free film screening at Graham Foundation
When: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Where: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 4 W. Burton Place Register here.
Film Screening: FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Join us for a screening of FIVE SEASONS, presented in partnership with Lurie Garden. After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf. Mr. Oudolf designed the plantings on the High Line and at the Lurie Garden. The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.
About the Lurie Garden
Lurie Garden in Millennium Park combines naturalistic plantings and ecologically sensitive maintenance practices to create an urban oasis for city dwellers and wildlife alike. The garden offers a four-season experience and pays homage to Chicago’s transformation from flat marshland to a city heralded for investing in extensive green spaces, or “Urbs in Horto” (City in a Garden). Lurie Garden was designed by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd. and Dutch planting designer Piet Oudolf, and opened in 2004.
About the Graham Foundation
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations and producing exhibitions, events, and publications.