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Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard

June 18, 2016 – August 28, 2016

The suburban backyard is an American original — an invention so familiar it hardly seems invented at all.

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Filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings, and fun period advertisements, the exhibition reveals how these spaces became such an integral part of American popular culture.Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard is presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian Garden’s Archive of American Gardens.