The California-based Getty Foundation has announced that Newfields will receive $170,000 as part of its "Keeping It Modern" grant initiative. The funding will support architectural conservation at Newfields’ Miller House and Garden in Columbus.
Newfields will collaborate with PennPraxis, a group from the University of Pennsylvania, to address structural concerns and establish procedures for assessment, monitoring and preservation management.
The Miller House was built in 1953 and designed by architect Eero Saarinen, with interiors by Alexander Girard and landscape design by Dan Kiley.
“We are extremely excited by the Getty Foundation’s investment in the iconic Miller House and Garden. The grant will enable us to create a preservation plan that will allow Newfields to maintain this mid-century masterpiece at the highest level possible,” said Kathryn Haigh, Chief Operating Officer at Newfields. “We are honored to be included in this important group of architectural landmarks from around the world.”