March 26 - June 20, 2015
The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley
Dan Kiley (1912-2004) worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and I.M. Pei, to create internationally-acknowledged Modernist icons. His design legacy is substantial, influential, and, like the broad swath of our Modernist-designed landscape legacy, ephemeral. The exhibition honors Kiley and his legacy and calls attention to the need for informed and effective stewardship of his work - and by extension Modernist landscape design.
The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley prompts questions and discussions about responsible stewardship, which is central to TCLF’s mission. While some Kiley designs are dying quiet deaths, others are extremely well maintained or require only modest attention to achieve their brilliance once again. The exhibition features dozens of recent photographs by noted artists such as Marion Brenner, Todd Eberle, Millicent Harvey, and Alan Ward that document the current state of 27 of Kiley’s more than 1,000 designs, including New York projects like the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller University.
The exhibition has been shown at several institutions around the country, including the National Building Museum.
For more information on Dan Kiley and on the travelling exhibition please see The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley website
Organizational Partners: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Victor Stanley Inc., American Society of Landscape Architects, Landscape Architecture Magazine
Curator: Co-curated by Charles A. Birnbaum, Amanda Shull, and Nord Wennerstrom ofThe Cultural Landscape Foundation
Graphic Designer: Mark Oviatt, Oviatt Media
Exhibition and related programs are organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with the Cultural Landscape Foundation and the AIA New York Chapter.
Reflections on Kiley
Thursday, April 16, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Contemporary takes on Modernist Landscapes
Tuesday, April 28, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley at the Center for Architecture is made by possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:
List as of March 20, 2015
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