The Art Deco Museum and Welcome Center is located at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL.

Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) is proud to present Miami Beach’s Art Deco Museum. The Museum allows visitors and locals to better understand the architectural heritage and community culture of Miami Beach. MDPL designed the museum to be educational and informational while reflecting the fun and glamour of Miami Beach.

Museum General Admission $5.00
Students, Military and Miami-Dade Residents Free with ID


Art Deco Welcome Center

Located in the lobby of the historic 10th Street Auditorium (1954). Our friendly concierge can help you plan your Miami Beach vacation by booking hotels, tours, adventures, and more. The historic lobby is full of information, brochures, and event guides.

Museum Permanent Exhibits

A visit to the museum will teach about the three major historic design styles in Miami Beach. These styles are Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco, and Miami Modern (MiMo). Scale models of select buildings allow you to have a closer look at the elements of these structures. You will also learn about the development of the City Miami Beach. The Miami Beach Visual Memoirs project has recorded the personal stories of people who have been a part of Miami Beach’s story. MDPL’s history is also on display so that guests can learn more about preservation. The museum includes a resource center, rotating exhibits, and more!

Special Exhibition: May 3rd - 31st 2022

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History of Auto Racing in South Florida

Art Deco Museum

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

The City of Miami Beach and FUNKSHION Productions presents the thrilling exhibit, History of Auto Racing in South Florida from May 3rd- 31st at the Art Deco Museum.

Miami Beach, FL (April 27th, 2022) – For the first time The City of Miami Beach and FUNKSHION Productions will present and celebrate the rich history of auto racing in South Florida. The exhibit will showcase a unique timeline that highlights the automotive race spirit in South Florida.

Visitors can experience Florida’s rich racing culture in this exciting exhibit featuring the original Spirit of Miami race car as a courtesy of Ocean Automotive Group. Drivers’ memorabilia, NASCAR and stock car racing, Sebring and sports car endurance racing images and videos.

The exhibit explores auto racing history from 1903 to the present, starting with early pioneers like Carl Fisher who led a drive to build Dixie Highway, connecting Florida to Michigan. By 1915, he built a barrier Island in Biscayne Bay, creating Miami Beach, Florida. Perhaps most famously, he was the visionary that led to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the annual Indianapolis 500.

In 1983, thanks to real estate developer Ralph Sanchez, Miami organized the first ever Miami Grand Prix race on Biscayne Boulevard. After facing several challenges and trying to find the perfect location to host the race, Mr. Sanchez welcomed the speedway project. By 1995, the famous Homestead Speedway track opened with a successful NASCAR race and soon became a site for IndyCar races.

The track was not Mr. Sanchez’s only major contribution to auto racing. Believing that he needed a marquee driver to help promote one of his first races, he persuaded Emerson Fittipaldi, world champion from Brazil to move to South Florida. Soon after Mr. Fittipaldi drove the car “The Spirit of Miami” in the 1984 Miami Grand Prix, he joined the Penske team and won driving their Indy Car in the Indianapolis 500.


May 3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


City of Miami Beach
FUNKSHION Productions


Art Deco Museum
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
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I am a resident of Miami and decided to visit a local museum. The Art Deco Museum taught me a lot about MB architecture and history, they also have temporary exhibits with local art which I thought was a nice touch! Definitely recommend!!