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Lewis Hine, Play Ground in Tenement Alley, Boston, 1909

Lewis Hine, Play Ground in Tenement Alley, Boston, 1909.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Big Plans, Picturing Social Reform

June 20 – September 15, 2019
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Hostetter Gallery

Big Plans: Picturing Social Reform examines how landscape architects and photographers advocated for social reform in the development of Boston, New York, and Chicago in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Using city plans, maps, photographs, and archival materials, this exhibition presents the invention of landscape architecture as a progressive response to the social and environmental conditions for working-class immigrants, and invites visitors to consider how artists and designers are addressing the contemporary urban challenges and social conditions of our time.

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