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Charles Deering: Artist, Collector, Patron, Preservationist

March 27 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

- $5.00

In this program, Dr. Fromm introduces Charles Deering’s commitment to environmental preservation in Biscayne Bay and his world-class art collection he brought to his estate nearly one hundred years ago. Audiences are introduced to Deering’s world-class art collection in this presentation including works by Sergeant, Saint-Gaudens, Corot, Meclhers, Whistler, Homer, and others.

Annette B. Fromm is a folklorist who specializes in ethnicity and immigrant cultures and has worked in museums for over 35 years. She has curated exhibits about Native American history and art, and writes and speaks about multiculturalism and museums, ethnographic museum practices, and more. Most recently, she led the graduate museum studies program at Florida International University.

This program is a part of exhibition programming for ‘Vizcaya 1917: From the Garden to the Gilded Grandeur‘ on view through March 2024. This exhibition presents a unique set of black and white vintage photographs taken by renowned American photographer, Mattie Edwards Hewitt (b. 1869 – d. 1956) from the Richard Daniels Collection of Vizcaya. Besides Hewitt’s exquisite suite of photographs, the exhibition also presents watercolors, postcards, and a map of the Vizcaya estate.

This exhibit was sponsored by Daniels, Rodriguez, Berkley, Daniels, and Cruz, Attys. at Law.


This event is part of Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program.


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March 27
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Coral Gables Museum
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Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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