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Upcoming Events

Miami Design Preservation League is pleased to hosts various events throughout the year that support our mission of preserving, promoting and protecting the Miami Beach Architectural “Art Deco” Historic District. Educating the community we serve through free exhibits, lectures, panel discussions, and special events is made possible with the generous support of our individual members, business sponsors, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council and the City of Miami Beach Mayor and Commission.

 

If you need assistance for accessibility in order to participate in one of our events, please contact us 72 hours in advance. You can reach by phone at (305)672-2014 or by email at info@mdpl.org.


EXHIBIT: A Walk Down Memory Lane – South Beach Photos from the Late 1970’s to Early 1980’s

May 3, 2016
- August 28, 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).

In the late 1970s, three friends who were photography students at Florida International University (FIU), came to South Beach regularly for several years to practice their photography skills.  The photos in this exhibit represent a sample of their work capturing a bygone era in South Beach’s history.

Artists: Susan Jordan, Sereta Russell and Nancy Rohan


ARTIST MEET AND GREET

September 7, 2016

Join the Miami Design Preservation League for the opening of their Fall Art Exhibits at the Art Deco Museum featuring world famous artist Cheyco Leidmann and the 2016 Official Art Deco Poster Artist, Sergey Serebrennikov. Enjoy the art, meet the artists and mingle with other guests! Refreshments will be served.

TIME: 7PM – 9PM

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

RSVP:  Please RSVP by September 5, 2016. This is a FREE event.

Eventbrite - Meet the Artists - MDPL's Fall Exhibits Grand Opening


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.

 


ART EXHIBIT: Pastels and Preservation 

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).

The 2016 Official Art Deco Weekend Poster Artist Sergey Serebrennikov brings life to the Art Deco buildings with the use of pastel colors to capture and accentuate the glory of the buildings as they stand today in an exhibit titled, “Pastels and Preservation.” His graphic art is reminiscent to the upbeat pastel color palette made famous by MDPL co-founder Leonard Horowitz, and tells the story of the revitalization of the area by the preservation movement. Serebrennikov’s colorful art and architectural renderings capture each building in its splendor. 


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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