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Important DFW Landscape Architecture Celebrated


By BJ Austin, KERA News

Dallas, TX – A "Landscapes for Living" symposium is underway today and tomorrow at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Charles Birnbaum, president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, says Dallas-Fort Worth is a fitting place to celebrate the legacy of post-war landscape architecture.

Birnbaum: There are very few American cities like Dallas-Fort Worth that can boast nationally significant modern landscapes. In Fort Worth, you've got Heritage Park and Water Garden. And then in Dallas, you've got literally three blocks apart two master works by Dan Kiley. One is at the sculpture garden at the Dallas Museum, and the other is at Fountain Place.

Birnbaum says most people don't realize the significant landscape architecture in the two cities. The symposium was organized by the Landscape Foundation, Preservation Dallas and Historic Fort Worth.

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