Following Your Own Sense Of Justice 2/7/14

Following Your Own Sense Of Justice.
Friday, 02/07/2014 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Your-Own-Sense-of-JusticeMDC Museum of Art + Design Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Leonard Turkel (1930-2011) was named the ‘Father of Florida condominiums” by The Miami Herald and was also the founder of the national restaurant company, The Orange Bowl Corporation. But behind the exterior of the successful entrepreneur, Leonard Turkel had a powerful social conscience. In addition to creating the South’s first anti-segregation sit-ins, he built a legacy including proper inner-city housing and health care, mobile ophthalmology labs and the Miami Midnight Basketball League for at-risk teenagers, Leonard Turkel was an artist who created hundreds of collages and assemblages that mirror his morals of social justice. Following Your Own Sense of Justice is a retrospective of his rarely seen artwork and is a true testament to the legacy of a man that proved to be one of Miami’s greatest mavericks of civic equality and community building. Auction proceeds will be used to provide scholarships for at-risk youth.