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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month


In celebration of WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, 2021, we have curated a group of video interviews from the Inspicio archives with prominent women in the arts, who are connected to the Miami and South Florida areas.

Inspicio is an arts publication platform sponsored by Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA), in the School of Communication + Journalism. Inspicio is currently offered as a website (, where we continuously publish content about all art disciplines; as a periodic e-Magazine that can be read on iPads and iPhones and can be installed through the Apple APP Store; and accessible online through Digital Commons, an open access publishing and archival platform supported by FIU Libraries. Contributors to Inspicio are a blend of FIU students, faculty, and a network of talented people who regularly appear in some of the best publications in the world. Inspicio supports CARTA’s mission by providing a platform and process for FIU students to critically examine and comment upon the art communities and activities of South Florida, and have the opportunity to publish their work alongside professional writers who are regularly published in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

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Beginning March, 2020, the videos below were recorded via Zoom. Click on any video link (below the images). You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.




Lourdes Lopez:  A Lifetime in the Ballet


LOURDES LOPEZ became Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet (MCB) in September 2012, bringing with her a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching, and arts management. As a Soloist and Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, she danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.




Artist Mira Lehr Continues to Peak


MIRA LEHR is an eco-feminist artist whose career spans four decades. Her nature-based imagery encompasses painting, design, sculpture and video installations. Lehr’s processes include non-traditional media such as resin, gunpowder, fire, Japanese paper, dyes and welded steel.




Pat Bosch, Design Director at Perkins + Will


As the Design Director of the Miami office of Perkins + Will since 1996, PAT BOSCH has been internationally recognized for her design work specializing in a diversity of buildings types. Her projects have been honored with multiple design awards both nationally and internationally, and work has been published in numerous architectural magazines and client industry journals. As a key representative of Perkins+Will’s design leadership, she has participated in nationally recognized think tanks and international design symposia.




A Conversation with Author Debra Dean


DEBRA DEAN is the bestselling author of four critically acclaimed books that have been published in twenty-one languages. Her debut, The Madonnas of Leningrad, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice novel, a #1 Booksense Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Novel, and an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It was long listed for the IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award. Confessions of a Falling Woman, a collection of short fiction, won the Paterson Fiction Prize and a Florida Book Award.  Her most recent book is Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, And The War That Made Them One




Katja Esson: Filmmaker


KATJA ESSON is an Academy Award® nominated filmmaker based in Miami and Havana who mixes documentary and narrative genres.




Artist Sandra Ramos: A Foot in Miami and a Foot in Havana


SANDRA RAMOS is a Cuban contemporary painter, printmaker, collagist, and installation artist who explores nationality, gender, and identity in her work.




Jennifer Roberts: CEO, Design Miami/


JENNIFER ROBERTS is the Chief Executive Officer of Design Miami/, the global forum for design, whose fairs occur alongside Art Basel in Miami and Basel, Switzerland, each year. In her role as CEO, Roberts is responsible for the business operations of the organization as a whole and is a member of Design Miami/’s executive board. In this capacity, Roberts oversees development of Design Miami/’s exhibition program, satellites, and collaborations.




Elisa Turner: Art Critic


ELISA TURNER is an award-winning art critic and art journalist. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, U.S. Section, and ArtTable, a national organization for women in visual arts professions. Her art writing has appeared in ARTnews, Miami Herald,  Artburstmiami, Art+Auction, Arte Al Dia, Art Circuits, Delicious Line, Hamptons Art Hub, Inspicio, Miami Rail and other publications.