"Celebrating Florida's Historic Coastal Communities"

Art Deco Weekend

JAN 12, 13, 14, 2024

Deco Deep Dive

Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, United States

The Wolfsonian–FIU is a treasure trove of materials from the period 1850–1950, gathered from near and far. From the "frozen fountain" that once served as the facade of the Norris Theater in Pennsylvania to a Miami River bridge tender's house, many of the architectural features in the building have been repurposed to serve a new […]

The Florida House, 1945-1965

Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, United States

Often one story tall and built of concrete block—with a large screened-in porch, Florida room (more commonly known today as a sunroom), louvered windows, and carport—the Florida House became a popular vernacular form in South Florida after the Second World War. Not simply the result of builders copying designs by known architects like Igor Polevitzky […]

Dwell Time

Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, United States

Based on her just-published memoir, Dwell Time, conservator Rosa Lowinger discusses preserving modern tropical buildings in Miami and Havana. From mosaics, murals, and decorative cast stone to terracotta and ironwork, Lowinger will show how repairing the key elements of 20th-century tropical architecture serves as a metaphor for personal healing after loss, particularly the loss of one's […]