URI Landscape Architecture Lecture Series continues with talk on New York Botanical Gardens

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March 21 event to discuss the ‘visitor’s experience’

KINGSTON, R.I. – March 14, 2013 – The next speaker in the University of Rhode Island’s 2012-13 Landscape Architecture Lecture Series, Karen Daubmann, associate vice president for exhibitions and public engagement at The New York Botanical Garden, will talk about “Designing the Visitor’s Experience at the New York Botanical Garden.”

Her presentation takes place Mar. 21 at 7 p.m. in Weaver Auditorium in the Coastal Institute building on URI’s Kingston campus. The event is free and open to the public.

An alumna of the University of Rhode Island, Daubmann worked at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh and the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisc., before taking her current position in 2007. At The New York Botanical Garden she is curator of the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery and coordinates several garden-wide exhibitions and seasonal displays every year. Among them have been The Edible Garden, a summer-long celebration of growing great food; Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers; Darwin’s Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure; Moore in America: The Monumental Sculpture of Henry Moore; Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum; and The Glory of Dutch Bulbs: A Legacy of 400 Years.

The remaining speakers in the lecture series are: Barbara Wilks, principal of W Architecture & Landscape Architecture on “Shape of Time” on April 4; and Elizabeth Mossop, professor of landscape architecture at Louisiana State University, on April 25.

The URI Landscape Architecture series is co-sponsored by the URI Office of Vice President for Administration and Finance, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association, and the Rhode Island chapter of the American Planning Association. The Elizabeth Mossop lecture will also be sponsored by the URI Coastal Resources Center. For more information about the series, contact the URI Department of Landscape Architecture at 874-2983 or Professor Will Green at wagre@uri.edu.