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Miami Design Preservation League presents Lecture Pass: World Congress on Art Deco

April 22 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The 16th World Congress on Art Deco takes place April 18th to 30th in Central and South Florida.

For locals, we are offering the Lecture Pass, which gives access to all World Congress lectures in-person.

Purchase your tickets below. All lectures will take place at the Jewish Museum-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139.



April 21 – 1:30-3:00 PM – 3 lectures
1. “Perseverance and Preservation: 301 Washington Avenue” (Jewish Museum), Jacqueline
2. “Tropical Stucco: Miami’s Art Deco and its Architects” Allan Shulman
3. “Designing the Good Life: Norman M. Giller FAIA and the development of Miami
Modernism (MiMo)” Ira Giller

April 22 – 2:30-4:30 PM – Panel discussion and 2 lectures
1. Panel – “Strategies for creating and sustaining Art Deco Societies” Atul Kumar (Mumbai),
Pascal Yves Laurent (Paris), Sharon Koskoff (Palm Beach), Jack Johnson, Moderated by Daniel
2. “Barbara Baer Capitman, the Early Years of Art Deco Preservation” Andrew Capitman
3. “Re-Discovering an Art Deco Master: Edgard Sforzina” Steve Knight

April 22 – 5:00-7:00 PM – 4 lectures
1. “The Father of Chinese Art Deco Architecture” Jennifer Wong
2. “Art Deco Advances in Poland” Jan M. Lorys
3. “Garcia Cabrera and Havana Deco” Pepe Menendez
4. “Lapidus Architectural Contribution to Miami Beach” Deborah Desilets

April 25 – 8:30-10:30 AM – 4 lectures
1. “The Art Deco of Our Time; A Constant Aesthetic” Silvia Barisione (Focusing on Igor
2. “Tamara de Lempicka” Dr. Terryl Lawrence
3. “The Art of the Neighborhoods of Buenos Aires” Adriana Elvira Piastrellini
4. “Learning from the Masters in our Midst” Deborah Desilets (focuses on Lincoln Road)

April 26 – 1:45-3:45 PM – Four 20-minute lectures followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jack Johnson

1. “Swastik Court: Lessons from the Repair and Restoration of an Art Deco Building in
Mumbai” Atul Kumar
2. “Salamone Landmarks: Get Down to Work” Fabio Grementieri
3. “Preserving Art Deco Era Movie Theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area” Therese Poletti
4. “Preserving Chicago’s Art Deco Past – Successes, Failures and Current Threats” Kathleeen
Murphy Skolnik

April 26 – 4:00-5:30 PM – 3 lectures
1. “Repository and Nexus: Art Deco at the Wolfsonian-FIU” Lea Nickless
2. “Adapting Deco – Resiliency Strategies for the Miami Beach Art Deco District” Thomas
Mooney and Deborah Tackett
3. “The 17th World Congress on Art Deco in Paris in 2025” Pascal Yves Laurent


April 22 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Florida International University-Jewish Museum of Florida
301 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
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