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THE ART AND POETRY OF NATURE—NEW MORGAN EXHIBITION EXPLORES THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT'S INFLUENCE ON LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN DESIGN

Press release date: 
Friday, March 5, 2010

SHOW INCLUDES MAGNIFICENT PRINTS AND DRAWINGS BY EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS, INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL PROPOSALS FOR CENTRAL PARK BY FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED AND CALVERT VAUX

Also Featured are Works by J. M. W. Turner, William Wordsworth, John Ruskin, and Other Leaders of the Romantic Movement

Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design, On View May 21–August 29

**Press Preview: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 10 a.m. until noon** RSVP: (212) 590.0393, E-mail Media

Scenic vistas, winding paths, bucolic meadows, and rustic retreats suitable for solitary contemplation are just a few of the alluring naturalistic features of gardens created in the Romantic spirit. Landscape designers of the Romantic era sought to express the inherent beauty of nature in opposition to the strictly symmetrical, formal gardens favored by aristocrats of the old regime.