Top 8 Reasons to Give to Miami Design Preservation League today!

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With Giving Day currently underway, here are 8 reasons to give today to the Miami Design Preservation League!

1. We offer year-round programs at the Art Deco Museum located at 1001 Ocean Drive

For example, tonight you can attend our lecture “Art of Architecture with JJ Wood of Urban Robot Associates.” We also offer daily walking tours, visitor concierge, and a newly renovated Art Deco Gift Shop.

2. We promote arts and culture institutions and activities in Miami Beach and Beyond

Recent Arts and Culture Blog Articles:

Our new Arts and Culture Online Calendar:

3. We work tirelessly to prepare for a more resilient future – including our Historic Properties Resiliency Workshops which helped lead to the Private Property Adaptation Program – a first of its kind in the country

4. Our 46th annual Art Deco Weekend festival will take place January 13-15 along Ocean Drive. It is Miami Beach’s longest running free community cultural festival and celebrates the Art Deco spirit that we work tirelessly to preserve, protect, and promote

5. We recently opened our latest special exhibition: “Radio Waves: Miami Beach and the Golden Age of Radio.” Our museum admission is free for all Miami-Dade County Residents

6. We review all projects and initiatives coming before the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board and we keep the public informed through our online summaries and position articles and advocacy

Recent Online Summary and Position Articles:

7. Our Art Deco Museum Master Plan is set to transform the visitor experience and allow for expanded programming and education

Museum Master Plan Rendering

8. In April 2023, MDPL will host the World Congress on Art Deco®, which will be the first return of the World Congress to Miami since the initiative was started by MDPL Founder Barbara Baer Capitman

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13th Annual CADA Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art

Art Deco Museum

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST


The Annual CADA (Art Basel) Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art is held in Miami, Florida.

The event was created by Ludlow E Bailey, Global Curator, and Managing Director of CADA, (Contemporary African Diaspora Art & Culture), in 2009 at the University of Miami during the Art Basel festivities in South Florida.

The panel discussion was designed to highlight, and celebrate the extraordinary visual arts achievements of the people of African descent globally. It brings together a panel of art innovators, global curators, renown artists and other leading contributors to contemporary global African Diaspora art.

It has become the “go to event” for Global Contemporary African Art discourse during the Art Basel, (Miami Art Week), in South Florida.

The panel discussion has consistently brought together the leading voices in the Global African Diaspora visual arts community and has attracted the attention and interest of local and international collectors, museum professionals, curators, writers, art historians, and art brokers who are in Miami for the Art Basel event.

The 13th edition will be held at the Art Deco Museum on Miami Beach on Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 12:00pm-3:00pm to an unprecedented number of collectors and investors that are interested in the “state of art” from the African Diaspora globally.

This year’s panelists will include award winning Journalist, Julie Walker, Artist and NSU Art Professor, Kandy Lopez, Valerie Cooper, Art Advisor and Appraiser, Ethiopian artist, Jomo Tariku and Jarvis Dubois, Smithsonian Museum.

This year’s panel will focus on:

The Aesthetics of Cool
The Black Art Market
The Global African Diaspora Renaissance movement
Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Art and Culture


Art Deco Museum
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
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