Thursday, May 29, 2014
6 p.m. with book signing to follow
The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art
During the period following WWII, a great surge of collective energies -- the Modern movement -- redefined traditional values, beliefs, and artistic forms.
Unfortunately, reasoned criticism did not follow, and until recently Modern landscapes slipped beyond even the peripheral vision of art historians.
From America's first "park plaza" in Minneapolis to Dan Kiley's revolutionary design for the Miller Garden in Columbus, we must have a commitment to preserving and interpreting Modernist landscape architecture.
In this program, Charles A. Birnbaum, president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, offers recommendations and strategies to preserve these often "invisible" public and private places that represent a significant chapter in our nation's evolution.
Presented by Indiana Modern, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks, and sponsored by the Cornelius O'Brien Lecture Series Concerning Preservation, the lecture takes place at The Toby
at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.