What Never Was: Miller Residence sculpture garden
This undated pencil drawing from the Office of Dan Kiley gives us another glimpse into the unmade Miller House and Garden. Just as with the proposed pool house and slide, this sculpture garden envisioned by landscape architect Dan Kiley was never realized.
We here in the IMA Archives give you permission to spend the afternoon daydreaming about a walk through this Kiley landscape—enjoy the view of the Henry Moore sculpture as you walk through the Miller Garden allée (a feature that was realized); take lunch in the arbor that opens to the afternoon sun and sunset; stroll past a sculpture nestled in a leafy bower; and take a moment to enjoy the dreamy view of the pebbled shore from the bridge over the Lily Pool.
Pencil drawing (30 1/4 x 48 5/8 in.) of the Miller House unrealized sculpture garden plan with detail sketches 1-4, from the Office of Dan Kiley, n.d., FF 57, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. (MHG_IIIb_FF057_012)