Tuesday, July 24 at 6 PM – 8 PM at Rosecliff.

Far from the cliché of dilapidated palazzos and 1950s-era cars, today’s Havana is a vibrant, creative, and forward-looking city. Join architect and author Hermes Mallea as he recounts how recent changes in Cuba—such as the easing of restrictions on travel and commercial real estate enterprises—have led to a flurry of world-class renovations, giving rise to a palpable hopefulness in the Cuban capital and innovative interiors for a tropical lifestyle. Mr. Mallea brings an insider’s perspective to the styles present in this revitalizing city, revealing the elegant, eccentric, sophisticated, and classical melange of the city’s finest, most fascinating interiors. 

Hermes Mallea is an architect and a partner in the New York City based firm M(Group). Mr. Mallea studied at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s graduate school of Historic Preservation and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A longtime collector of vintage Cuban photographs, Mr. Mallea has travelled to Cuba frequently to research his recent books, Great Houses of Havana – A Century of Cuban Style, and Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now.

Reception immediately following the lecture. Advance ticket purchase is required. www.NewportMansions.org/Learn/Adult-Programs, or call 401-847-1000 ext. 178
Preservation Society Members $15 / General Public $20