The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, is now featuring an exhibition of photos of 12 modernist landscapes. According to the museum, the George Eastman House, in conjunction with The Cultural Landscape foundation, the organizers of the exhibition, examine 12 “important modernist landscapes” through the lens of ten photographers. The project is as much about “photography as it’s about landscape.”
Landscape projects in the exhibitition include: Lake Elizabeth (Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Boston City Hall Plaza (Boston, Massachusetts), Estates Drive Reservoir (Oakland, California), Heritage Plaza (Heritage Park, Fort Worth,Texas), Kaiser Roof Garden (Kaiser Center, Oakland,California), Manhattan Square Park (Rochester, New York), Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks (Kent, Washington.), Miller Garden (Columbus, Indiana), El (Hato Rey, Puerto Rico), Pacific Science Center Courtyard (Seattle, Washington), Parkmerced (San Francisco, California), and Peavey Plaza (Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota).
The photograhers represented in the exhibition are Sam Sweezy, Debra Bloomfield, Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Heather F. Wetzel, Rick McKee Hock, Christopher Rauschenberg, Tyagan Miller, Marisol Diaz, and Tom Fox.
Also, the Cultural Landscape Foundation has just issued a call for nominations for its well-known “Landslide” program. Nominations are due March 31, 2010.
“Since its inception in 2003, the Landslide initiative has spotlighted more than 150 significant at-risk parks, gardens, horticultural features, and working landscapes. This year’s theme will again do so by calling attention to the places that embody our shared landscape heritage.”
Image credit: The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Landslide 2008. Mill Creek Canyon, Earthworks