Clifford Gallery Exhibition: The Hill Envisioned
Colgate's setting - its extraordinary combination of our Hill and our expansive lower park - has long been one of its greatest assets. Few institutions enjoy a setting of comparable beauty or one of comparable challenge. This exhibition will show how architects and planners have helped us imprint our aspirations on this special place. Almost one hundred and fifty years ago, we invited F. L. Olmsted, the designer of Central Park and the greatest landscape architect of his age, to advise us on the management and improvements of the "grounds." And since his visit we have relied on a parade of prestigious landscape architects and campus planning firms to help us adapt the potentials of the campus to our evolving ambitions. We all know that Colgate has been shaped by its position in the Chenango Valley. The campus plans on display in this exhibition will reveal how Colgate has also sculpted this place, giving form to our distinctive institutional spirit and to our visions of ongoing educational excellence.
Preliminary Study of Fine Arts Building, 1949.
Earl Purdy '15 of McKim, Mead and White.
Photograph in Colgate University Archives, A1000, Box 78
Related events: Wednesday, 4/25, Gallery talk by Professor Robert McVaugh, Clifford Gallery, 4:30pm
Monday, September 24 at 10:30am
More dates through October 3, 2018
Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30am
Wednesday, September 26 at 10:30am
Thursday, September 27 at 10:30am
Friday, September 28 at 10:30am
Saturday, September 29 at 1:00pm
Sunday, September 30 at 1:00pm
Monday, October 1 at 10:30am
Tuesday, October 2 at 10:30am
Wednesday, October 3 at 10:30am
Little Hall, 101, Clifford Gallery