• Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park, Philips, WI

    Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park, Philips, WI

  • Wegner Grotto, Cataract, WI

    Wegner Grotto, Cataract, WI

  • St. EOM's Pasaquan, Buena Vista, GA

    St. EOM's Pasaquan, Buena Vista, GA

  • Hartman Rock Garden, Springfield, OH

    Hartman Rock Garden, Springfield, OH

  • Nick Engelbert's Grandview, Hollandale, WI

    Nick Engelbert's Grandview, Hollandale, WI

  • Kenny Hill's Chauvin Sculpture Enviorment

    Kenny Hill's Chauvin Sculpture Enviorment

  • S. P. Dinsmoor's Garden of Eden, Lucas, KS

    S. P. Dinsmoor's Garden of Eden, Lucas, KS

The Road Less Traveled: A NCPTT Divine Disorder Conference 2017

The Road Less Traveled will continue the legacy of the NCPTT Divine Disorder Conference and provide a platform for the discussion and exploration of extraordinary sites and the artists who build them. The conference will bring together scholars, artists, preservationists, educators, activists, art historians, collectors and appreciators for a three-day gathering around the complex subject of artist-built environments.

The conference will cover topics relevant to the understanding of environments both in-situ and no longer in place and will include: ideas surrounding the curation of site components, current research and conservation methods, artist’s responses to various sites, issues in community engagement and historic designation, and site stewardship.

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Scholars, artists, preservationists, educators, activists, art historians, collectors and devotees will delve into the complex subject of artist-built environments during a three-day conference, September 26-28, 2017, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI.

The conference, titled The Road Less Traveled, is the third Divine Disorder program of the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT). Kohler Foundation Inc. is a hosting partner for the conference in addition to the Arts Center and NCPTT.

Through a variety of performances, panels, and workshops, attendees will share new ideas and broaden the collective knowledge and appreciation of this unique style of art making that is the focus of a yearlong series of exhibitions at the Arts Center.