The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley
May 14th, 2019 - September 1st, 2019
The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is pleased to present a retrospective exhibit to honor and recognize Charlotte, Vermont’s Daniel Urban Kiley (1912 – 2004). Kiley has been called “the leading American landscape architect ” of the late 20th century by New Yorker critic Calvin Tomkins and “the most distinguished landscape architect of the 20th century ” by Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, architect Kevin Roche. His work was inspired by the fields, forests, and magnificent waters of the Lake Champlain Valley.
The Sheldon Museum in partnership with the Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Cultural Landscape Foundation of Washington, D.C. and the Vermont Division for Historic preservation will host this showing May 14 through September 1.
While this exhibit has been featured at multiple museums and universities across the country, this is the first time that the exhibit will be presented in Vermont where Mr. Kiley lived and worked and where he and his wife Anne raised their eight children. Some of Kiley’s most notable designs include the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Dulles Airport in Virginia, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston amongst many other impressive locations.
Several talks and tours are planned during the exhibit. For additional information please refer to Sheldon Museum’s website https://henrysheldonmuseum.org/ . The museum is located at One Park Street, Middlebury, VT.