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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.


Art Deco Inspired Art Show

 
July 11 – August 29, 2014
Art Deco Welcome Center
Open to the public, 9am – 5pm, Daily
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl 33139
 

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The Art Deco era spans the time period between the two World Wars.  During that time all genres of art were influenced by the frivolity of the 1920s, the austerity of the 1930s and drive of the 1940s. Music, furniture design, art and architecture all reflected the moods of the era.  Art Deco continues to influence today’s artists.  Many local artists and artisans draw from Miami Beach’s tropical Art Deco for their works.

Miami Design Preservation League is pleased to present a few of those artists this summer at our 2nd Annual Art Deco Inspired Art Show. The 2014 Art Deco Inspired art show will showcase several local artists who have been inspired by our local historic Art Deco. Visitors will see how a historic style has influenced contemporary artists. The show will run from July 11 to August 29 in the Art Deco Welcome Center.

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The Miami Beach Century

MDPL’s Upcoming Event Celebrating Miami Beach’s 100th Birthday!

 

DATE

EVENT

October 7, 2014

 

Fall Lecture Series: The Past 100 Years of Miami Beach

100 Years of Miami Beach History with Historian Seth Bramson

October 16, 2014

 

Fall Lecture Series: The Past 100 Years of Miami Beach

100 Years of Architecture with Architect Allan Shulman

November 6, 2014

Fall Lecture Series: The Past 100 Years of Miami Beach

100 Years of Tourism, a panel discussion led by George Neary, Director of Cultural Tourism for GMVCB

 

November 18, 2014

Fall Lecture Series: The Past 100 Years of Miami Beach

100 Years of Celebrities, a panel discussion led by Louis Canales, nightclub promoter

 

December 2014

The Art of Art Deco tour – A specialty tour offered during Art Basel

The tour will be offered during the week of Art Basel and will focus on the murals, etched glass and facades designs in Miami Beach’s hotels.

 

January 16 – 18, 2015

38th Annual Art Deco Weekend: A Miami Beach Century

The below events will take place in the Museum:

  • Lectures
    • Art Deco Comes to Miami Beach: 1925-1935 (Lecture #1 of the Decades of Stories Centennial Series covering: Moderne architecture, Paris Exhibition, 1926 hurricane, Depression, Freeman, Casa Casuarina)
    • The Art Deco Comes to Miami Beach: 1935-1945(Lecture #2 of the Decades of Stories Centennial Series covering the arrival of Art Deco in Miami Beach, 1936 hurricane, WWII)
    • Shanghai Art Deco: Preview of the 2015 World Congress of Art Deco in Shanghai
    • The Mob in Miami Beach with Meyer Lansky’s grandson and others
  • Exhibit: The People of Miami Beach, a photo exhibit of the residents and visitors of Miami Beach over the last century. (This exhibit will remain open until July 2014)
  • Miami Beach Visual Memoirs: presentation of two new video products about the history of Miami Beach

February 2015

Decades of Stories Centennial Lecture Series

This lectures series is composed of ten lectures with one for each decade of Miami Beach’s history.  Lectures may have one or more speakers. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Date TBD

Lecture #3: The Post-war/MiMo Boom: 1945-1955 (Post-WWII boom, Kefauver hearings, Lapidus, MIMO, Fontainebleau)

 

March 2015 (Date: TBD)

Decades of Stories Centennial Lecture Series

Lecture #4: Muhammad Ali and the Beatles: 1955-1965 (Godfrey, Gleason, Sullivan, Beatles, Ali)

March 15, 2015

Decades of Stories Centennial Lecture Series

Lecture #5: How It All Began: 1915-1925 (WWI, Collins, Fischer, Prohibition)

April 2015 (Date TBD)

Decades of Stories Centennial Lecture Series

Lecture #6: An Aging Miami Beach: 1965-1975 (The Decline, God’s Waiting Room)

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

October 2015 (Date TBD)

 

Decades of Stories Centennial Lecture Series

Lecture #7: The Revival Years: 1975-1985 (Capitman, Horowitz, MDPL, Mariel Boatlift, National Register listing, MBCDC)

October 2015 (Date TBD)

Decades of Stories Centennial Lecture Series

Lecture #8: The Developers: 1985-1995 (Goldman, Gross, Robbins, Versace, Weber, Gay invasion)

November 2015 (Date TBD)

Decades of Stories Centennial Lecture Series

Lecture #9: The New Boom: 1995-2005 (Versace death, Economic resurgence)

 

November 2015 (Date TBD)

 

Decades of Stories Centennial Lecture Series

Lecture #10: Starchitects in Miami Beach: 2005-2015 (Starchitects, Art Basel, New World Center/Soundscape Park, South Pointe Park, 1111 Lincoln Road)


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 ($20.00) 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

Fourth 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 $20.  MDPL and MDGLCC members may participate at no charge.

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