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MDPL’s Fall 2016 Lecture Series

The Fall 2016 Lecture Series will focus on Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA)

 

PRESERVATION IN AMERICA PRIOR TO 1966

SPEAKER: Jeff Donnelly, MDPL public historian, professor and noted author

DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 1966 HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT ON THE FUTURE

SPEAKER: Arva Moore Parks, historian, activist, curator and author

DATE: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

 

SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES IN LOCAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION EFFORTS

SPEAKER: Kathleen Slesnick Kauffman, Historic Preservation Chief, Miami-Dade County

DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m

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ENACTING THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT OF 1966 – A VIEW FROM 50 YEARS

SPEAKER: Thompson (Tom) Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, speaker, author and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation (2013)

DATE: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

 

All of the lectures in this series will be delivered this Fall at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, FL 33139 – Doors open at 6:45 p.m.


PRESENTATION: The Bungalows of Far Rockaway

October 20, 2016

In this illustrated presentation, we will explore the newly registered historic district by the National Register of Historic Places of the Far Rockaway bungalows in New York. Designed by architect Henry Hohauser, during the early part of his career prior to moving to Miami, the bungalows of Far Rockaway were built for the Jewish community on the eastern end of the Far Rockaway Peninsula. In this presentation, Solomon will explore the design of the modest cottages, the history of summer bungalows in New York, and their ability to withstand storms and hurricanes, including Superstorm Sandy. Solomon will also explore the Long Island bay houses, just east of the Rockaway bungalows that survived Sandy, and what we can learn about building in coastal communities.

Presenter: Nancy Solomon, Folklorist and Architectual Historian, Long Island Traditions

Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Tickets are $5 and FREE for MDPL members

Doors open at 6:45pm

 

Eventbrite - PRESENTATION: The Bungalows of Far Rockaway


BOOK TALK: Living with the Art Deco Style

November 15, 2016

Join MDPL as journalist and writer, Judith Miller, discusses her new book, Art Deco: Living with the Art Deco Style. This event will also have guest speaker and owner of Modernism.com and Modernism Gallery, Iza Emmett discussing her late husband’s book, American Art Deco Furniture. This event will be an interactive conversation and discussion on Art Deco design and style. The lecture hall will be filled with Art Deco furniture provided by Modernism.com and transformed into an Art Deco living room.

This event is free, but guests must RSVP in advance due to limited seating.

Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Doors open at 6:45pm

 

Eventbrite - Living With the Art Deco Style: Author Event


ART EXHIBIT: Symmetry of Demolition

September 6, 2016
- December 31, 2016

Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Entry in to the Museum and Lecture is $5 (free MDPL members). The Art Deco Museum and the Exhibit is open daily from 10am – 5pm daily (Thursday’s open until 7pm).

Experience world famous artist Cheyco Leidmann’s “Symmentry of Demolition“. Cheyco Leidmann created this photography noir series 20 years ago capturing the dramatic Chiaroscuro of light and shadow. Leidmann portrays in a surreal manner the subjective decay of Miami’s ever-changing architectural landscape. This black and white series depicts the crumbling Art Deco buildings of Miami Beach that dissolved, disappeared, or were remodeled in order to usher in an urban renewal.

 


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. MDPL members may participate at no charge.

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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.

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