The Chicago Art Deco Society welcomes Cuban architect Wilfredow Rodriguez Ramos, president of the Camagüey Art Deco Society and the Camagüey chapter of DOCOMOMO, who will be presenting two lectures while visiting Chicago. Flyers and information are below.
The March 4th lecture at Cliff Dwellers will provide a general overview of the history, culture, and architecture of Camagüey, while the March 7th lecture at Roosevelt University will focus on Camagüey’s Art Deco architecture.
The Chicago Art Deco Society presents
CAMAGÜEY, CUBA: HISTORY, CULTURE, AND ARCHITECTURE
by WILFREDO RODRIGUEZ RAMOS
Architect President, Art Deco Society of Camagüey
President, DOCOMOMO Camagüey
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
The Cliff Dwellers Club
200 S. Michigan Avenue Lecture followed by reception
Camagüey, Cuba, located 300 miles east of Havana, was founded in 1514 as Santa Maria del Puerto del Principe. The city was isolated from the island’s centers of finance and power until the arrival of the railroads in the mid-nineteenth century, and as a result, developed a distinctive culture still evident today.
Camagüey is especially noted for its architecture, with unique examples of such diverse styles as neo-Gothic, neo-Colonial, eclectic, Art Deco, and even some early Modernism lining its streets.
At this historic moment when relations between Cuba and the United States appear on the brink of important changes, the Chicago Art Deco Society is pleased to welcome Camagüey architect Wilfredo Rodriguez Ramos to share the history, culture, and architectural treasures of his charming and beautiful city.
This event is free and open to the public. Space Is Limited
Pre-registration is required to ensure that you will have a seat.
Registration deadline is 12:00 Noon on Monday, March 2nd.