Garden and Landscape Studies
Contemporary Art Installation: Cloud Terrace
Cloud Terrace is the third in a series of contemporary art installations at Dumbarton Oaks, following projects by Charles Simonds in 2009 and Patrick Dougherty in 2010. Susan Stamberg of National Public Radio interviewed Director of Garden and Landscape Studies John Beardsley on the current Cao/Perrot art installation Cloud Terrace in the gardens. Adrian Higgins describes the program in his recent article in the Washington Post.
Call for Papers
Dumbarton Oaks is inviting proposals for the 2014 symposium (May 9-10) on Sound and Scent in the Garden. Please view details here.
The program in Garden and Landscape Studies was established in 1969 to support advanced scholarship in garden history, landscape architecture, and the study of other culturally- and artistically-significant landscapes around the world from ancient times to the present. The program seeks to deepen the understanding of landscape both as a field of knowledge and research and as a practice carried out by landscape architects, landscape artists, and gardeners. The activities of the program include residential fellowships, project grants for field research, and symposia, summer internships for landscape architecture students, and a new series of temporary installations of contemporary art. An active publications program produces symposium proceedings, studies in contemporary landscape design, and occasional monographs. Staff and fellows have access to a research library, including an extensive Rare Book collection and a growing collection of contemporary design documents, and to the incomparable gardens of Dumbarton Oaks.
"Cloud Terrace", image courtesy Cao/Perrot Studio.