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The Landscape Architecture of Dan Kiley
October 9, 2015 - December 16, 2015
Photo credit: Kiley Garden, New York, NY (Photograph © Maria Bevilacqua and Frederick Pirone, 2013, courtesy of The Cultural Landscape Foundation)
October 9—December 16, 2015
LSU Student Union Art Gallery
LSU’s Student Union Art Gallery will host The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley, a traveling photographic exhibition produced by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (tclf.org), celebrating the life and career of one of the most important and influential modernist landscape architects of the 20th century. The exhibition, part of the foundation’s Landslide program, features 45 vibrant photographs, documenting the current state of Dan Kiley’s most significant designs.
Dan Kiley (1912–2004) was an American landscape architect who designed more than 1,000 projects worldwide throughout his career, including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis and the Art Institute of Chicago’s South Garden. During his extensive career, he worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and I. M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged design icons.
The Landscape Architecture of Dan Kiley, produced by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), received the Award of Excellence from the American Society
of Landscape Architects in 2014. Founded in 1998, TCLF (tclf.org) is a non-profit organization that provides people with the ability to see, understand, and value landscape architecture and its practitioners. Through its multi-faceted programs, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations.
Generous support for the travelling exhibition has been provided by Presenting Sponsors, The Davey Tree Expert Company, and Victor Stanley, Inc., with additional support from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and the Hubbard Educational Foundation. Support for the exhibition’s presentation at LSU was provided by contributions from Shelby and John Saer; Douglas P. Reed; Shaun S. Duncan; Keith P. LeBlanc; James D. Burnett; Tim J. Orlando; Jeffrey K. Carbo Landscape Architects; American Society of Landscape Architects, Louisiana Chapter; Parkside Foundation; Charles L. Whited Jr.; and the Martha Polk Douglas Living Trust.
The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the LSU College of Art & Design is hosting a symposium, “Modernism in Louisiana,” on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at the LSU Design Building Auditorium.
The symposium and exhibition at LSU were organized by Lake Douglas, PhD, ASLA, associate professor of landscape architecture and associate dean for research & development at the LSU College of Art & Design.
For more information about the exhibition and Dan Kiley, visit tclf.org.
TCLF’s Landslide program, established in 2003, focuses attention on threatened and at-risk landscapes and landscape features. Landslide includes hundreds of parks, gardens, horticultural features, and working landscapes, places that collectively embody our shared landscape heritage. Landslide draws attention to these places and rallies support at the local, state, and national levels. Visit tclf.org/landslide for more information.