Hermes Mallea: A Caribbean Caper

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | American General Conference Room, mezzanine level of the Audrey Jones Beck Building, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 5601 Main Street.

Escape the winter doldrums with architect Hermes Mallea, the author of Great Houses of Havana, who will present an illustrated lecture about his new book, Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour. Mr. Mallea, a partner inthe M (Group), an influential New York design firm, has filled the book with archival photographs of jet-set retreats such as Palm Beach, Bermuda, and Nassau, and their beautiful and glamorous inhabitants. Keenly interested in historical preservation and elements of design, he will describe the emphasis on fantasy that endures in resort style and serves as a visual cue for more relaxed behavior than would be typical at home. The social history is no less interesting, including the influence of Prohibition, politics, and land speculation on the rise and fall of various tropical paradises.



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Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.


Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced


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