Modern Architecture and Integral Artworks: Relocation, Conservation, and Contextualization

Murphy Design Studio

1218 Theo Dickinson Dr
Coral Gables, FL


Justin Miller

Caroline Dickensheets

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Many pre- and post-war Modern buildings were adorned with artworks designed by notable artists and designers of the era, and many were integral to the designs of the buildings themselves. What happens to these artworks when their buildings are slated for demolition, and how is a building impacted when its integral art is removed due to disrepair or changing taste? This session explores a number of case study projects that have successfully relocated integral artworks, provided much-needed conservation, or resulted in losses that underscore the importance of advocacy.

Speakers & Presentations
  • "Cherished and Repurposed: Relocating Monumental Modern Mosaics"
    Caroline Dickensheets 
  • "Color and Light: The Allied Arts in Milwaukee’s Postwar Churches"
    Justin Carlos Miller



Katie Horak



Murphy Design Studio


1.25 HSW AIA credits