Video: Lea Nickless // Deco Deep Dive // Art Deco Weekend 2024

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Lea Nickless

On Saturday, January 13, 2024, Lea Nickless presented her lecture “Deco Deep Dive” at the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum.

Lecture Description

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 function. In this lecture, Wolfsonian curator Lea Nickless delves into the stories of these design elements (and collection objects) found in and around 1001 Washington Avenue—where did they come from, and how did they end up in Miami Beach?

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