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Posted on: October 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Learn about the Art and Nature of Marion Mahony Griffin's World

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Marion Mahony Griffin: A Force of Nature
Time: 7-8:15 p.m.
Cost: FREE to Members; Non-Members: $5

An extraordinary graphic artist, architect, and landscape architect, Marion Mahony Griffin was no less than a force of nature who today is approaching legendary status. Turning her world upside down in 1914, she and her husband Walter Burley Griffin relocated from Chicago to Sydney to orchestrate the realization of their prize-winning design for Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Long fascinated with and inspired by the natural world, Mahony Griffin was enraptured by the Australian landscape. Christopher Vernon, professor of design and landscape architecture at the University of Western Australia and an international authority on the lives and works of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, presents an illustrated lecture surveying Mahony Griffin’s little known practice as a landscape architect and the legacy of Marion’s impressive work for Canberra and the world.

Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Reservations: Online at (Adult Programs Section) or call 630-530-6879

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