Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley
The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley, a traveling photographic exhibition organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation that honors one of the most important Modernist landscape architects, opens at the at the LSU Student Union Art Gallery Wednesday, October 9- Saturday, December 12, 2015 and is hosted by the Landscape Architecture Department at the LSU. This traveling photography exhibit celebrates the life and career of Dan Kiley, one of the most important and influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century and calls attention to the need for informed and effective stewardship of his work – and by extension Modernist landscape design.
ABOUT DAN KILEY:
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.
For more information about the exhibition and Dan Kiley, visit tclf.org.
ABOUT THE UNION ART GALLERY:
The Gallery is located in the LSU Student Union, on the second floor, across the center lobby from the Tiger Lair Food Court, next to the Information Center. The gallery is open Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public. Parking for the Union Art Gallery is available at Union Square in the parking garage behind Barnes and Noble.
Generous support has been provided by more than one hundred organizations and individuals including: Presenting Sponsors, The Davey Tree Expert Company and Victor Stanley, Inc.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF)
Founded in 1998, is a non-profit foundation that provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture, its practitioners, and our shared landscape legacy in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its website, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations. TCLF makes a special effort to heighten the awareness of those who impact cultural landscapes, assist groups and organizations working to increase the appreciation and recognition of cultural landscapes, and develop educational tools for young people to better connect them to their cultural landscape environs.
The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley received the Award of Excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2014.