Bitter Herbs in the Dream Garden

Many Philadelphians and art lovers remember when we almost lost The Dream Garden to Las Vegas in 1998, but this event is not the only fracas in the mosaic’s history. 

A collaboration between Louis Comfort Tiffany and Maxfield Parrish, The Dream Garden has graced the lobby of the Curtis Publishing Building since 1916.  What many people do not know is that the production of this 15 x 49 foot masterpiece is fraught with more that its share of controversy, including death, departures and legal disasters. 

Join the Historical Society of Philadelphia on November 7th at 6pm to hear the whole story behind one of Philadelphia’s most remarkable works.   This event is free and open to the public.  Visit the HSP website or call 215-732-6200 for more information. 

And, oh yes, if you have not already, do make sure to visit the Dream Garden.

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