How modern architecture came to Miami Beach

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

In 1933 Florida Governor David Sholtz wrote that the states various exhibits at Chicago’s Century of Progress exposition were “but the ‘Show Rooms of the state,'” adding, we further invite you to visit the ‘Play Ground of the Nation.'” The Florida Tropical House, constructed for the Home and Industrial Arts Group section of the exposition and built alongside ten other homes on the shores of Lake Michigan, was one such showroom.

In Memoriam: Texas collector and patron of the arts William James Hill (1934 – 2018)

Katherine Lanza Furniture & Decorative Arts

William J. Hill, fondly known to friends and acquaintances alike as Bill, was a sixth-generation Texan and a native of Houston. His city is culturally richer for his lifelong contributions to many institutions, including the Children’s Museum, the Harris County Heritage Society, Project Row Houses, the Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.