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The Miami Beach Century
The City of Miami Beach will be 100 years old in 2015. To kick off the Miami Beach centennial celebration, the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) will open a museum about the city’s architecture and history in October of 2014 at the Art Deco Welcome Center. The Center is located at 10th and Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. MDPL has a 16-month program plan including exhibits, lectures and special anniversary editions of their daily Art Deco Walking Tour and their annual festival, Art Deco Weekend.
Thank you to our Centennial Sponsors:
UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR MDPL CENTENNIAL PROGRAMMING:
Now – September 30, 2015: EXHIBIT: CENTENNIAL PHOTO EXHIBIT: This exhibition of Miami Beach photographs from the Miami Beach Historical Archives and other sources. It is intended to convey a sense of history of the Beach from its official foundation in 1915 through present. $5.00 Entry Fee (free to students, teachers and Miami Beach residents)
July 29, 2015: DOCUMENTARY: MIAMI CENTENNIAL FILM PREMIER: Miami Design Preservation League invites you to be our honored guest as we present the documentary “Miami Beach: 100 Years of Making Waves” with Tropic Moon Media. WPBT, public television in Miami, will be showing the film on August 3rd, 9pm. We’re inviting you to our special viewing on the evening of July 29th, 7pm at the Art Deco Museum in South Beach. Please RSVP to Wendy@MDPL.org. FREE EVENT
October 2015 (DATE TBD): LECTURE: The Revival Years: 1975-1985 (Capitman, Horowitz, MDPL, Mariel Boatlift, National Register listing, MBCDC, Miami Vice). Art Deco Welcome Center, 7PM. FREE Event.
October 2015 (DATE TBD): LECTURE: The Developers: 1985-1995 (Goldman, Gross, Robbins, Versace, Weber, Gay Movement). Art Deco Welcome Center, 7PM. FREE Event.
November 2015 (DATE TBD): LECTURE: The New Boom: 1995-2005 (Versace death, Economic resurgence, Lincoln Road). Art Deco Welcome Center, 7PM. FREE Event.
November 2015 (DATE TBD): LECTURE: Starchitects in Miami Beach: 2005-2015 (Starchitects: Frank Gehry, Herzog de Meuron, Enrique Norton, Arquitectonica, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Robert A.M. Stern). Art Deco Welcome Center, 7PM. FREE Event.
Special Event Tours
MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour
Tour departs at 9:30am from the SE corner of 73rd St. and Collins on the following dates:
First Saturday of each month
Want to learn more about Miami Modern architecture? The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with North Beach Development Corporation to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour. You;ll learn how to identify the many unique traits of MiMo architecture by visiting a number of different public and private buildings.
Payment by cash or check ($25.00) will be taken at the start of the tour, and no . MDPL members may participate at no charge.
Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
2nd Saturday of each month.
The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour on the fourth Saturday of each month. Tour depart from MDPL’s Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive at 10th Street. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $25. MDPL and MDGLCC members may participate at no charge.