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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:

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR MDPL CENTENNIAL PROGRAMMING:

February 24, 2015: CANCELLED LECTURE: Before Miami Beach: The Saga of Pioneers on an Spit of Wilderness with Arva Moore Parks . Art Deco Welcome Center, 7PM. FREE Event.

March 10, 2015: LECTURE: An Aging Miami Beach: 1955 – 1975 with Howard Klienberg. Art Deco Welcome Center, 7PM. FREE Event.

March 27, 2015: LECTURE: TBD: 1945 – 1955 with Jean-Francois LejeuneArt Deco Welcome Center, 7PM. FREE Event.

April 21, 2015: LECTURE: The first decade of the City of Miami Beach, 1915-1925 with Paul George. Art Deco Welcome Center, 7PM. FREE Event.

July and August 2015: EXHIBIT:  3rd Annual Art Deco Inspired Art Show, a showcase of local artists whose work is inspired by Art Deco and Miami Beach. Art Deco Welcome Center, 7PM. 

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.

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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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