All that Glitters Maybe Fluorescent – Desert X is not the only show in town!

DanKiley_hero.jpg
Press Coverage

All that Glitters Maybe Fluorescent – Desert X is not the only show in town!

All that Glitters Maybe Fluorescent – Desert X is not the only show in town!
Feb 21, 2019
Coachella Valley Weekly

Under the stewardship of it new Arts Events Coordinator, Terry Hastings, UCR-Palm Desert will be bringing several new exhibitions to the valley.

The current exhibition is The Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley. This show runs February 19 thru April 12.  Dan Kiley (1912-2004) was one of the most important and influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century and worked with equally significant architects, such as Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn and I.M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged design icons. 

In 2012, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) created a traveling photographic exhibition that serves as a retrospective of Kiley’s life and career and chronicles the current state of 27 of Kiley’s more than 1,000 projects. The exhibition has several stated goals:  “[1] engage viewers with beautiful photography of Modernist landscape architecture; [2] educate viewers about Dan Kiley and the art of landscape architecture; [3] artfully document the present day state of Kiley’s design legacy to illustrate the stewardship of historic designed landscapes; and [4] draw attention to the continued threat to Modernist landscape architecture, and build a greater appreciation and stewardship ethic for this body of landscape design.”