Garden Talk, a public lecture by Susan Kemenyffy at 6 p.m.
Lecture presented by the Carrie T. Watson Garden Club
Erie Art Museum, Founders Gallery
Archiving Ephemeral Beauty
Nancy and Warner Bacon Gallery
June 15 – September 16, 2018
Come inside to experience fifteen of Northwest Pennsylvania’s most exceptional gardens.
Guest curated by artist and gardener Susan Kemenyffy, this summer exhibition presents a selection of photographs, maps, and stories that were submitted to the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Gardens by the Garden History & Design Committee of Erie’s 92-year-old Carrie T. Watson garden club.
Garden stewards nurture their land, in many styles, climates, and circumstances, for various private and civic purposes. Each garden’s transient nature and quality represents the collaboration between a particular person and place. The Archives of American Gardens are dedicated to preserving the memory of decades of knowledge, craftsmanship, and commitment to the creation of ephemeral beauty that these spaces represent.