Jane Silverstein Ries (1909-2005): Retrospective of a Colorado Landscape Architect

Exhibit: February 6 to May 20, 2009 at the Central Library

The exhibition featured original landscape architecture plans and photographs of gardens designed by Jane Silverstein Ries, Colorado's first licensed female landscape architect.

The evocative and sensual landscape designs highlight Jane Silverstein Ries' creative and innovative architecture landscape career, which spanned over 60 years. The exhibit included landscape renderings, plans and designs along with photographs of the gardens created for clients. She created more than 1,500 landscapes in the Colorado region and specialized in city gardens, parks, hospitals, museums, churches, schools, city halls, and grand homes, including the Executive Residence of the Governor. The exhibit also includes ephemera from Ries' professional and personal life, including drawings and photographs from her childhood and her years as a student at Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture for Women.

Special thanks to the JSR Foundation.