THE DECO DECADES: THE INSTALLATION OF A NEW WOLFSONIAN LIBRARY EXHIBIT
Just this week, Wolfsonian museum art handlers Steve Forero-Paz and Carlos Alejandro have been taking down the rare book and special collections library exhibit, At Ease: Miami Beach during the Second World War, put up to celebrate our city’s centennial anniversary.
As part of that continuing celebration, Associate librarian, Dr. Nicolae Harsanyi and private collector and Miami Beach aficionado, Lawrence Wiggins have worked collaboratively to select the materials to go in a new exhibition focusing on Miami Beach’s Art Deco architecture, dining establishments, and the nightclubs that drew tourists to the area during the 1930s and 1940s.
GIFT OF LAWRENCE WIGGINS III
GIFTS OF FRANCIS XAVIER LUCA & CLARA HELENA PALACIO LUCA
PROMISED GIFT OF MITCHELL WOLFSON, JR.
As Dr. Harsanyi and I have just finished loading the flat cases, and the art handlers are presently installing the materials into wall case, I thought that I would provide our readers with this “behind the scenes” preview of the exhibit which will open to the general public tomorrow.
Stay tuned! Dr. Harsanyi will provide a follow-up post with more details about the exhibit he and Larry Wiggins put together.