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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.

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


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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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