The American Land Museum: Places as Cultural Artifacts

Date: 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 6:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
CtrLandUseThe Center for Land Use Interpretation explores how land in the United States is apportioned, utilized, and perceived. Through exhibitions and public programs, the Center interprets built landscapes—from landfills and urban waterfalls to artificial lakes—as cultural artifacts that help define contemporary American life and culture. Matthew Coolidge, Director, Center for Land Use Interpretation, will discuss the Center’s approach to finding meaning in the intentional and incidental forms we create and also talk about the Center’s efforts to develop the American Land Museum, a curated selection of locations across the country that exemplifies one's relationship with the American landscape. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information, click here.