Dan Kiley (1912-2004) was one of the most important and influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century and worked with equally significant architects, such as Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn and I.M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged design icons. Two of Kiley’s iconic designs are here in Dallas - the sculpture garden at the Dallas Museum of Art and the water gardens at Fountain Place.
As the Kiley exhibition comes to a close, this event will look at the show in detail and will also feature light refreshments. The evening is a come-and-go event; gallery talks will be given at 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm.
Following the centennial of his birth in 2012, The Cultural Landscape Foundation created a traveling photographic exhibition that serves as a retrospective of his life and career, and chronicles the current state of 27 of Kiley’s more than 1,000 projects worldwide. The exhibition includes major publicly accessible commissions including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri (which features the arch designed by Eero Saarinen); the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana (another collaboration with Saarinen and later Kevin Roche) now owned and operated by the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Ford Foundation atrium in New York, New York; and the Art Institute of Chicago, South Garden, Chicago, Illinois.
The exhibition will be shown at the Dallas Center for Architecture from July 20-September 18.