ROSA LOWINGER–Saving Art, Saving Memories

Hello!—Fall is upon is, traditionally a time of endings, but for many, new beginnings too!  This episode features Rosa Lowinger, art conservator and memoirist.  In her new book, Dwell Time, she adeptly weaves aspects of her work with her memories of a family in conflict.  I hope you tune in to this fascinating discussion on my podcast, EXTRAordinary People, beginning MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 at and streaming.

Rosa Lowinger is a Cuban-born American writer and art conservator. The author of Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub (Harcourt, 2005) and Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure American Seduction (Wolfsonian Museum, 2016), she is the founder and current vice-president of RLA Conservation, LLC, the U.S.’s largest woman-owned materials conservation practice, based in Miami and Los Angeles.  A fellow of the American Institute for Conservation, the Association for Preservation Technology, and the American Academy in Rome, Rosa writes regularly for popular and academic media about conservation, the arts, and Cuba. She holds an M.A. in art history and conservation from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and divides her time between Los Angeles and Miami. Her debut memoir will be out in October, in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month. DWELL TIME: A Memoir of Art, Exile and Repair  entwines the details of conserving historic buildings and works of art with the story of her family’s double exile as Jews from Eastern Europe in the 1920s and then Cuba in early 1961 (Row House Publishing; October 10, 2023).

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