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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.

The Colors of Miami Beach Exhibit

January 1, 2017
- April 30, 2017

The Colors of Miami Beach Exhibit with photographers Bruce Carrington and Andy Sweet ​at the Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida (10th and Ocean)

Bruce Carrington Tropical Deco
Bruce’s “Tropical Deco Motif Collection” captures the various shapes, forms & designs created by notable Art Deco architects during the 1920-1940’s era.  This unique form of Art Deco architecture was created in Miami Beach and incorporates floral and fauna motifs as well as nautical themes. Palm trees, flamingos, pelicans, shells, sea creatures, ocean liner icons from the 1920’s were originally utilized. He has compiled one of the largest photographic collections of South Beach architectural ornamentation in collaboration with Mareen Carrington, post- production artist and curator of the collection.April 30, 201April

Andy Sweet Photo Legacy Project
Andy Sweet documented the Jewish community on South Beach, starting in 1977. It was where he grew up, and where he recognized a unique time in our history, when the Jewish residents of Miami Beach brought their cultural touchstones with them. They converted hotels into makeshift synagogues, supported each other, and kept their traditions alive. Many were Holocaust survivors who were drawn to the warm weather of South Florida.

Andy was awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for the Miami Beach Project. Andy’s work and life ended far too soon. The Andy Sweet Photo Legacy Project is working to restore Andy’s original images and bring his work to new audiences.


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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