The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park
Prospect Park has never been simply an escape from the city, but a fundamental part of it.
This exhibition highlights the one hundred and fifty year social history of Brooklyn’s backyard. Featuring over 100 artifacts and documents, it tells the story of the 585 acres of forest, field, and swamp that Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux transformed into an urban oasis, and how the Park has sustained generations of Brooklynites throughout the borough’s many eras of change.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, in celebration of the Park’s 150th anniversary.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Sunday, February 10, 2019
Funding for this exhibition was made possible in part by William Coleman, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, Grace Lyu-Volckhausen, Dino Veronese, and Earl Weiner.