Barbara’s Crusade

We just premiered our profile of Barbara Capitman to an enthusiastic full house at the Wolfsonian-FIU on Miami Beach. The showing, followed by an enthusiastic Q & A, was the opening event of this years Art Deco Weekend.

It was Barbara Baer Capitman’s vision and persistence that helped turn a rundown area of Miami Beach into the vibrant Art Deco historic district. Arriving on Miami Beach in 1973, Barbara was struck by the neglect of what she recognized as an artistic treasure — the hundreds of buildings constructed in the Moderne style following the disastrous 1926 hurricane that pushed a wall of water across the barrier island that is Miami Beach.

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