2023 Lecture Series: Two Woman & the Pavilion in the Water

2023 Lecture Series: Two Woman & the Pavilion in the Water


Monday, April 17, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304, FL

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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ will host the “Two Woman & the Pavilion in the Water” as part of their 2023 Lecture Series.

  • Claire Vickery, founder of Grace Arts Center and producer of the documentary will be the presenter.
  • The event will honor pathbreaking Orlando architects Ida Anna Ryan and Isabel Roberts and will feature a screening of the 2022 documentary film, “Two Woman & the Pavilion on the Water.”
  • The documentary film focuses on the background of Frank Lloyd Wright’s first female employee, Isabel Roberts, and female architect, Ida Ryan, who was the first to receive an architecture degree in the U.S. and the first from MIT to also graduate with an architectural engineering certificate. Their firm was commissioned by the City of Orlando to design a futuristic pavilion in the middle of Lake Eola in 1924 and their work was part of the City Beautiful Movement championed by Orlando long before the arrival of the amusement parks.
  • The film and discussion will highlight the achievements of these two remarkable women and the obstacles they faced as architects in a profession in which women continue to be in the minority.

DETAILS: Lectures are free for members and $5 for non-members and can be attended in person or virtually via Zoom . (All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable)

To register, please visit https://www.bonnethouse.org/event/bonnet-house-speaker-series-2/ or call (954) 563-5393.

The trailer for “Two Woman and the Pavilion in the Water’ can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/770281101