Modernizing UM: Marion Manley’s Revisioned College Campus

March 13th, 2014

Thirty-second Annual Convention of the Florida Association of Architects, Saint Petersburg, November 1946. Photo Courtesy: HistoryMiami Marion Manley (1893-1984) has been called “Miami’s first woman architect.” Born and raised in Kansas, Manley attended the University of Kansas before transferring to the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1914 Read More...

“Opa-locka: Mirage City” Opening Night

June 28th, 2013

[nggallery id=8] It’s up and open! “Opa-locka: Mirage City,” an exploration of one of South Florida’s most architecturally unusual places, opened on June 27. Learning From Miami was there – here’s what we saw. “Opa-locka: Mirage City” is curated by Jose R. Vazquez, Associate Professor of Architecture at Miami Dade College, and presented in conjunction with the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College and the University of Miami Libraries, Special Collections Read More...

YouTube Video: Adios, April

April 26th, 2013

Wolfson Archive’s YouTube videos wrap up the month of April with a glimpse of American prima ballerina Maria Tallchief and an earful of 1970s Miami jazz. http://youtu.be/i1wnq63YkUI Maria Tallchief, born Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief in Fairfax, Oklahoma, danced for Agnes de Mille and George Balanchine in the 1940s, becoming known as the first American prima ballerina – and as the first Native American to be so recognized Read More...