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Assistant Professor Fredo Rivera '06 weighs in on the presence of Art Deco in Miami and Mumbai

One of the many perks of putting Mumbai on the global map was an introduction to Alfredo Rivera, an assistant professor of art history at Grinnell College, who teaches classes on modern and contemporary architecture. Rivera, who will be coming to Mumbai with his students in May to explore the city’s Art Deco heritage, told Kumar an interesting anecdote. He said that when he worked as a tour guide many years ago, he was instructed to say, “Miami has the largest number of Art Deco buildings after Mumbai” – the exact inverse of what most Mumbai architects and historians believe.

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The Times of India