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Louis Sullivan Architectural Ornaments @ SIUE Conference:
Bringing the Past to Life in the 21st Century

Louis Sullivan Architectural Ornaments @ SIUE Conference: Bringing the Past to Life in the 21st Century

What is the event? A One-Day Conference focusing on the history, artistic design, preservation efforts, and technological applications of the Louis Sullivan Architectural Ornaments Collection at SIUE, and how the artifacts have inspired new art. It involves student and area artist exhibits with featured speakers Richard Mark Smith (film director), John Celuch (Inlandesign Director / original curator of SIUE collection), and Ward Miller (Preservation Chicago, Executive Director). Program Information.

Who should come? All are welcome! Those interested in architecture, historic preservation, photography, art and design are particularly encouraged to attend!

Where is the conference? Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Morris University Center / Lovejoy Library / Edwardsville Arts Center

When? Friday, February 24, 2017 from 8:30 am - 4 pm (includes breakfast and lunch!) Planned in conjunction with the SIUE Arts & Issues showing of the documentary film, Louis Sullivan: Struggle for American Architecture (Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Katherine Dunham Hall Theater)

Why? To celebrate the legacy of the 20th Century architect, Louis Sullivan, mentor of Frank Lloyd Wright, and a founder of the Chicago School of Architecture

Sponsors: SIUE Graduate School Conferences and Workshops Program / Friends of Lovejoy Library / SIUE's Arts & Issues / Preservation Chicago

How To Register: Complete Online Registration Form. Register early—limited to 100! Free conference parking for first 50 non-SIUE registrants.

For more information about the Louis Sullivan Architectural Ornaments @ SIUE Conference, please email Therese Dickman (

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