Robin Veder, associate professor of art history and visual culture and humanities at Penn State Harrisburg, will present “Washington’s Top Garden Gets Rhythm: Italianate Design and Physiological Aesthetics at Dumbarton Oaks in the 1920s” at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building. The event is free and open to the public.
The presentation also can be viewed live via Adobe Connect.
The presentation is based on research Veder conducted with the support of a Harvard University Garden and Landscapes Studies Program fellowship at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington D.C. during the 2011-12 academic year.
Veder, who received her doctoral degree in American studies from the College of William and Mary, has a broad range of research interests, including American modern art, nineteenth- and twentieth-century transatlantic art history, visual culture, and landscape studies. She has conducted research and curated exhibits for the National Parks Service’s Historical American Landscape Survey, the Smithsonian Institution’s Horticulture Services Division, Montpelier, the Stonewall Jackson House, and the Virginia Historical Society.