Ron Henderson, FASLA, Professor and Director of the Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program delivered a Gallery Talk at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries in St. Louis on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6pm.
Henderson spoke on the legacy of landscape architect Dan Kiley Dan Kiley, one of the most important Modernist landscape architects, acclaimed for over 1,000 designs worldwide.
The gallery talk accompanies an exhibition of photographs of Dan Kiley works organized by the Cultural Landscape Foundation. This exhibit of 43 photographs features 27 of Kiley’s most significant landscape design projects, including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial grounds in St. Louis; gardens at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Ford Foundation Atrium in New York City; and the plaza and gardens of La Defense, Dalle Centrale, Paris, France; among many others. Dan Kiley (1912-2004) is considered one of the most influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century. The exhibition is made possible in part by Joan and Mitchell Markow and Christner, Inc.
The lecture is Co-Sponsored by the Sheldon Art Galleries and the Department of Landscape Architecture, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St Louis