Today, MDPL champions the legacy of its founders by influencing public policy and public actions in ways that are consistent with our original mission. That means:
Along with government and community advocacy, MDPL has made Miami Beach synonymous with art, cultural and preservation—hardly your typical beach town. The annual Art Deco Weekend draws over 150,000 to Ocean Drive every January. MDPL exhibits, lecture and film series, historic tours and education have become regular daily, weekly and seasonal events all year long, mainstays of the global draw Miami Beach boasts. Our Art Deco Welcome Center attracts over 120,000 annual visitors. Our Art Deco Welcome Center is considered the highest volume generating Visitor Center in greater Miami and the beaches.
And there’s more!
The Art Deco Museum opened at the Welcome Center in 2015, highlighting the architecture and history of Miami Beach.
All of this would not be possible without donations and support from the public.
Annual dues and contributions are the cornerstone of our financial stability. Your membership entitles you to free tours, discounts in the Art Deco store, notification of events and other special privileges. **Scroll down to see all the membership levels and benefits.
*Use the Contact Us form if you would like us to look up your membership status. Membership cards are sent in the mail. Please allow up to 2 weeks to process. For membership benefits at the Welcome Center, present your email receipt if visiting before you receive your membership card. Memberships last one year from the date of the card issuance.
MDPL’s success can be judged by taking a look at today’s South Beach: the second-most visited destination in Florida, attracting students and families, as well as models and celebrities, all drawn to Miami Beach for its natural beauty, rich diversity, and high quality of life. The formerly deteriorating hotels have become luxurious resorts, thanks to MDPL’s strong belief in historic preservation and compatible development.
Help us continue to carry on our advocacy work and educational programs.