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Big Plans: Picturing Social Reform

20 June - 15 September
Organized by: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Venue: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way

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.