Michael Connors (author of Splendors of Cuba) will deliver two talks in Sarasota, Florida. His first presentation—“The Architecture Study of Cuba and the Caribbean Islands”—will take place on February 24, 2016, at 10:00am (coffee at 9:30am) at the Academic Auditorium of the Ringling College of Art and Design (located at 2700 North Tamiami Trail).
The second talk—“Modern Cuban Architecture”—also takes place on February 24, at 5:30pm, at the Center for Architecture Sarasota (located at 265 South Orange Avenue). Dr. Connors will speak about his latest book, Havana Modern: 20th Century Architecture and Interiors (2014) and discuss the history of an unrecognized and under-appreciated 20th century architecture (and interiors) in and around Havana, Cuba.
Michael Connors, an expert in Caribbean antiques and architecture, has over thirty years of experience in writing, consultation, and teaching in fine and decorative arts. He received a Ph.D. in Decorative Arts from New York University where he taught for fifteen years. He is a contributor to numerous publications including Art & Antiques and Antiques and Fine Art. He has written many books, including Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture (Rizzoli, 2009) and British West Indies Style: Antigua, Jamaica, Barbados and Beyond (October 2010).
For more on M. Connors, see Dr. Michael Connors: A Brief Interview with Repeating Islands