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The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Daniel Urban Kiley

McCormick Gallery, Boston Architectural College
320 Newbury Street, Boston
Through 2013

Dan Kiley is considered one of the most important landscape architects of the 20th century, yet the Boston-born designer of more than 1,000 projects worldwide remains little known. An exhibition at Boston Architectural College aims to bridge that gap. As part of The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Landslide compendium, The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Daniel Urban Kiley features a retrospective of the work of this visionary Modernist. Kiley, who frequently collaborated with Eero Saarinen (with whom he won the St. Louis Arch competition in 1947), was influenced by three elements: adventurous plant possibilities, an interest in new Modernism, and formal European works. Among his revered projects are two in Texas—the Dallas Museum of Art Sculpture Garden and Fountain Place—and the Miller Garden in Columbus, Indiana. Kiley once said that creativity was “a patient search and a joyful discovery,” words that might serve as inspiration for this showcase.