Spanish Paradise Exhibition at New York Botanical Garden

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NEW YORK, NY.- The lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra—the legendary Islamic palace and fortress in Granada, Spain—are re-imagined in a large-scale, multipart exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden this summer. On view from May 21 through August 21, 2011, Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra provide a powerful evocation of the 13th-to-14th-century ensemble of landscape and buildings and the ways in which it has been viewed since its creation. The exhibition explores the Alhambra through three components: a spectacular 15,000-square-foot interpretation of its gardens in the Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, curated by world-renowned garden writer, designer, and historian Penelope Hobhouse; Historical Views: Tourists at the Alhambra, a display of rare folios, prints, photographs, watercolor drawings, and objects in the Garden’s William D. Rondina