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Spring 2017 Lectures

All lectures begin at 7pm in the Art Deco Welcome Center at 1001 Ocean Drive

1. Tuesday March 21st

Bill Wisser, photographer, and Frank Andreou, terrazzo craftsman

Terrazzo floors — Ancient Art goes Modern in Miami

This talk will present photographic examples of terrazzo, especially in Miami Beach Art Deco buildings and be accompanied by a discussion of the challenges and benefits of terrazzo installation and restoration

2. Tuesday, April 11th

Professor Rocco Ceo

Color Takes a Number: The early work of Albert Munsell and the foundation of color theory and practice in America.

The talk is a glimpse into the early 20th century history of color theory and practice and will introduce basic concepts of color harmony and balance.

Photo caption: Albert Munsell’s A Color Notation is representation of the Hue color scale

NEW: Watch the Color Theory Lecture video: click here 

3. Tuesday, May 2nd

Lynn Bernstein, Jane Dee Gross, Saul Gross and Mike Kinerk

Leonard Horowitz, Colorist

Leonard Horowitz co-founded the Miami Design Preservation league along with Barbara Capitman. He is credited with creating the color palette that led to South Beach’s revival. Our hope for this discussion is to illustrate the color of Leonard’s personality and his impact on MDPL as well as his ideas about color.

New: Watch the Leonard Horowitz Lecture video: click here



4. Wednesday May 31st

Herb Sosa

Preservation Under the Rainbow

Community activist, historian, preservationist and freelance writer Herb Sosa, explores the contributions of the LGBT community in the Historic Preservation movement – locally and globally. Presented in cooperation with the World Outgames