The New American Garden

The New American Garden
The Landscape Architecture of Oehme & van Sweden

October 19—December 9, 2016
LSU Student Union Art Gallery

The LSU Student Union Art Gallery is proud to present  The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden, a photographic landscape architecture exhibition which chronicles the careers and influence of Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden . The exhibit boasts a variety of contemporary and newly commissioned photographs of important residential, civic, and commercial projects. It will be on display October 19-December 9, 2016 &is free & open to the public

Oehme & van Sweden revolutionized the field of landscape architecture Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 11.26.31 AMwith their New American Garden typology, one centered on the use of broad and lush sweeps of grasses and perennials, and rich contrasts of textures, rather than the neatly clipped lawn-based landscapes that characterized postwar American design.

Significant public examples in Washington, D.C. include their breakthrough project, the Federal Reserve Board Garden, along with the National WWII Memorial, U.S. National Arboretum, the German-American Friendship Garden, Reagan National Airport, the Department of State International Chancery Center, the planting design for Pershing Park (the park is designed by M.Paul Friedberg), a complex of Capitol Hill Town Homes and others.

The traveling photographic exhibition is organized by and presented in collaboration with The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF).


Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


 (225) 578-5162