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Exhibition Tour: Breathing Room
Mar 22

Exhibition Tour: Breathing Room

When:
March 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2018-03-29T19:30:00-04:00
2018-03-29T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA 02116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center
617-859-2387

After Terry Tempest Williams’s Lowell Lecture, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center staff host a guided tour of their newest exhibition, Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Open Spaces, which explores Boston’s most recognizable and cherished green spaces, from Boston Common, to the Emerald Necklace, to hundreds of neighborhood parks, playgrounds, tot lots, community gardens, playing fields, cemeteries, and urban wilds.

Discover how the country’s oldest public park grew from a grazing pasture to an iconic recreational and social center, how nineteenth-century reformers came to view parks as environmental remedies for ill health, how innovative landscape architects fashioned green oases in the midst of a booming metropolis, and what the future holds for Boston’s open spaces.