Cuban Elegance

Fundación Amistad and Luly Duke, Founder and President, cordially invite you to Cuban Elegance, a series of benefits for Fundación Amistad featuring Michael Connors, Ph.D., author of "Cuban Elegance" and "Caribbean Elegance".

Dr. Connors is a noted authority on the art and life of the West Indies. He received a Ph.D. in Decorative Arts from New York University, where he now teaches a highly regarded course on Caribbean furniture and publishes widely in the field. "Cuban Elegance" is the first significant publication in decades on Cuban decorative arts and interior design by a U.S. scholar.

While Cuba has been locked away from the rest of the world for the past 40 years, its lavish and stylish homes, furniture and decorations, dating back to Cuba’s "criollo" plantation aristocracy, are known to very few outside of the country. Reflecting the social, cultural, architectural and interior design history of the island’s colonial period and her once prominent sugar, cotton and tobacco barons, the elegance, beauty and grandeur of Cuba’s private houses are revealed in this book for the first time.

Event Schedule

  • April 29, 2004 – Los Angeles
  • May 3, 2004 – Chicago
  • May 5, 2004 – Palm Beach
  • May 6, 2004 – Miami
  • May 14, 2004 – New Orleans



  • $25,000 – Regional Sponsor
  • $10,000 – Underwriter
  • $5,000 – Golden Benefactor

Individual Tickets

  • $500 – Sponsor
  • $250 – Friend
  • $150 – Donor
  • $50 – Student Ticket

Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information and reservations, please e-mail us at or call (212) 207-4674.




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