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Thursday, October 22 • 4:40pm - 4:50pm
Uncovering Midtown's Mid-Century Jewel: The Spivak Mural

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For decades, a spectacular 1950s glass mosaic mural by the noted artist Max Spivak lay hidden. Last March, it was unexpectedly discovered during renovation work on the façade of 5 Bryant Park (111 West 40th Street.) In the spirit of Joan Miro, this colorful abstract mural depicts tools of garment designers and makers, which link it to the legacy of New York’s historic textile industry. David Dunlap, who wrote a compelling article in the New York Times about the uncovered mosaic, will be joined in conversation by Steve Miotto, the skilled craftsman hired for the restoration. Peter Rose of the Blackstone Group, owners of the building, will introduce them. 

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Peter Rose

Senior Managing Director, Public Affairs, Blackstone
Mr. Rose is responsible for Blackstone’s media and government relations. Before Blackstone, Mr. Rose spent 20 years at Goldman Sachs. Initially in their D.C. office, he moved to NYC during the firm’s transition from a private to a public company to open their media relations office. He later spent 5 years in Asia establishing a corporate communications function before returning to head  media relations in the Americas. Before... Read More →

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David W. Dunlap

Metro Reporter, The New York Times
David W. Dunlap, a metro reporter at The New York Times, writes a weekly column, Building Blocks, that looks at the city's history through its architecture, infrastructure, places and spaces. He has covered landmarks on and off since 1981, when he was tossed out of the Biltmore Hotel by a couple of goons so he couldn't witness its interiors being demolished.
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Stephen J. Miotto

Founder, Miotto Mosaic Art Studios Inc.
Stephen Miotto attended NYC’s Lehman College and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Education. Upon graduating, he attended Scuola Mosaico di Spilimbergo, he then received a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Lehman College. Throughout his schooling he worked for Crovatto Mosaics and also taught art at Riverdale Country School. He later founded Miotto Mosaics, which became Miotto Mosaic Art Studios Inc. Over the years... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2015 4:40pm - 4:50pm
The TimesCenter

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