I've been wondering the same for ages now. Are they still under the new covering murals? Or were they taken away? I'm hoping that they weren't destroyed Hang on, were they just apinted onto the tiles or were they ceramically baked into the tiles? Cos if they were just painted the 1986 & 1998 new murals would have just been painted ontop.
Originally Posted by 3rdshiftCM
Somewhat answering my own question but still uncertain:
Will we ever see the Mary Blair Tomorrowland murals again? Were the murals destroyed? Or are they still intact under the current murals?
In The Art and Flair of Mary Blair, John Canemaker wrote,
The Tomorrowland murals were not truly permanent: both “disappeared” when they were covered over by renovations in 1987 and 1998. “Mary Blair’s murals were not damaged or painted on,” [longtime Imagineering executive] Marty Sklar notes, “but the decision was made for cost reasons to leave them in place—hidden treasures at Disneyland!” Other accounts are less optimistic. At least one person owns a chunk of the south mural. And if cost was such an issue, how much care was taken to protect the Mary Blair murals when subsequent murals were installed?
Maybe the time will come when the current murals are considered dated. Maybe then, Disneyland will bring back the art of a great artist—even it requires reproducing some damaged tiles.