Northwestern State University

715 University Parkway
Natchitoches , LA 71497
United States


Divine Disorder, Conserving the Chaos: Conference on the Conservation of Folk and Outsider Art

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012

This conference is focused on highlighting the under-appreciated decorative works of non-traditional artists. The conservation of these works is vital to preserving the life story of those artists outside the main stream art community. Artists come from all walks of life and every ethnic background, Folk and Outsider art is many times strongly patriotic, intensely spiritual, but always deeply personal. If not preserved we lose the window into the lives of the artists and their folk traditions.

The Conference will be held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The program will feature two days of contributed papers. For registration and schedule please see the conference website.