Summer DOCOMOMO Mixer Celebrates the Work of Landscape Architect Dan Kiley

Dan Kiley at the US Air Force Academy - Photo courtesy Aaron Kiley

It’s a mouthful, DOCOMOMO. But the acronym for the nonprofit organization—which stands for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement—is certainly memorable. So are its programs. The Minnesota Chapter of DOCOMOMO was founded in 2010 to extend the national organization’s work in promoting the study, interpretation and protection of the architecture, landscape and urban design of the Modern Movement. Throughout the year, the Minnesota Chapter provides access to films, speakers and parties that spread the love of midcentury modernism.

On Wednesday, DOCOMOMO US MN joins forces with The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the College of Design at the U of M to present a reception and mixer in honor Dan Kiley. Kiley was an American landscape architect in the modernist style, who designed more than 1,000 projects including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis and the Art Institute of Chicago's South Garden. A traveling photographic exhibition illustrating 27 of Kiley’s projects is currently on view in the College of Design Library in Ralph Rapson Hall.

During the free event, visitors are also invited to reuse the library’s fantastic college of modern furniture designed by the likes of Reitveld, Gehry, Eames, Nelson and Bertoia between. To register, go here.

by Camille LeFevre
Photo courtesy Aaron Kiley – Dan Kiley at the US Air Force Academy

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