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.
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:
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 31, 2015: Annual Membership Meeting: Art Deco Welcome Center, 6:30PM. FREE Event.
March 31, 2015: LECTURE: Miami Beach History: 1945 – 1955 with Jean-Francois Lejeune. Art 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.
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.