Panel Discussion: A Garden for Solace


Panel Discussion: A Garden for Solace

Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

Gardens, those plots of land that have been nurtured and formed by the human hand, have found appeal as places of solitary or group refuge, renewal, and enjoyment by societies across the globe and throughout history. Join us for this panel that examines gardens and garden culture from a cross-cultural perspective, illuminating the high esteem bestowed on these constructed forms of nature. Zoe Kwok, associate curator of Asian art, will discuss how the history of gardens and garden art in China illustrates a culture that has long embraced nature as an extension of self. Betsy G. Fryberger, the McMurtry curator of prints and drawings emerita of the Cantor Center at Stanford University, will explore Italian gardens of the late 16th and early 17th century, including several Medici gardens and Villa d’Este at Tivoli. Elizabeth Allan, Deputy Director and Curator at the Morven Museum and Garden, will present on Morven's gardens from its pre-Revolutionary origins to its reimagining as a 20th century colonial revival garden. Moderated by James Steward, Art Museum Director.

Free registration at (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar, by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish language captioning, enter the Zoom webinar, then open a separate web browser to visit where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar" español "o el idioma de su elección.

LATE THURSDAYS!  This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970.

Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.

Chinese, Ming dynasty, 1368–1644, Elegant Gathering in the Western Garden (detail), undated. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of DuBois Schanck Morris, Class of 1893