Opening Night Exhibition “Drawing from Coral Gables: The Making of a Manual”
The Galeras Gallery
The Coral Gables Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Drawing from Coral Gables: The Making of a Manual, in the Galeras Gallery on Thursday, October 13th, from 7 to 10 PM, on the heels of an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dade Heritage Trust at Books & Books, which is also turning 40.
This exhibition gathers study drawings of local landmarks: Granada Plaza, the Venetian Pool, the Merrick House, Biltmore Country Club (now part of the Biltmore Hotel), City Hall, and Coral Gables Medical Building (now Books and Books). These were some early buildings in Coral Gables designed in the Classical and Mediterranean Revival styles. The Mediterranean Revival style is based on the architecture of Spain, the Italian Riviera, Northern Africa, and Venice. First-year architecture students from the University of Miami made these drawings in 2012-2017 and captured details of the style for the architects of today. These drawings can also inspire the built environment of Coral Gables in the future.
The exhibition consists of a selection of drawings from the new and expanded manual of Mediterranean architecture of Coral Gables. The show will also be accompanied by a lecture series. It is curated by Teofilo Victoria, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, FL Chapter and University of Miami School of Architecture Faculty and Christina Chiang, the Curator of Architecture and Urbanism at the Coral Gables Museum.
ICAA Members & Coral Gables Museum Members: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
General Public 8:00: pm – 10:00 pm
Special Thanks To
The Florida Chapter would like to thank their sponsors
Patron’s Circle Sponsor
Woolems Luxury Builders
Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design
Henry Flagler Donors
With Appreciation and Gratitude to our
Patron’s Circle Sponsors
Alonso & Associates, Inc. | Cove Construction Group | Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design | Flower Construction
Lead Lecture Series Sponsor
& Henry Flagler Donors
Belt | Branca | Fairfax & Sammons | Gil Walsh Interiors | Marmotech | Shoreline Building Group