Art Deco Museum

Miami Museum Month Puts the Wow in a Diverse Cultural Scene

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Miami Museum Month is one of the favorite cultural events of the year because it has something for everyone from priceless art objects to whimsical works of fun. Amazing exhibitions and one-on-one opportunities with artists in spectacular settings are just part of the charm of this event sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. The 2016 May event shined a spotlight on our diverse neighborhoods and the eclectic shopping and dining.

At the heart of the annual Miami Museum Month are two deals:

  • Buy One Get One Free: During the month visitors can get “Buy One Get One Free” admission to select museums.
  • Join One Museum See Them All: A great deal for locals; sign up for membership with one museum and receive free admission to other participating museums.

Each year Miami Museum Month gets bigger and the 2016 highlights included are:

  • Pérez Art Museum MiamiIf you can only visit one museum in Miami then this is your best bet with its world-class collections and picturesque placement on Biscayne Bay.
  • MDC Museum of Art + Design: The MDC MOA+D is housed in the 1925-built historic Freedom Tower on Biscayne Blvd. and features emerging contemporary artists as well as a can’t-miss fun Pop-Up Shop.
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: The only way to describe this stunning estate is wow! Enjoy art and furnishings inside the Main House and the 10 acres of gardens at this National Historic Landmark.
  • The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum: This Smithsonian affiliate is located on FIU’s main campus and includes permanent and rotating exhibits as well as a sculpture park.
  • The Wolfsonian-FIU: No visit to the Art Deco District is complete without a stop at the Wolfsonian. For the most unconventional gifts in town, check out The Dynamo Museum Shop & Café.
  • Bakehouse Art Complex: If you like your art up-close-and-personal then go to this complex located in the historic art deco bakery building and in the midst of the vibrant Wynwood Arts District.

Other museums that took part in the 2016 Miami Museum Month:

The deals of Miami Museum Month may end in a few more days, but the cool cultural happenings go on year-round.

Arts and More

Art Deco Weekend brings together artists, patrons, celebrities, buyers and other enthusiasts from all over the world in a venue like only artists know how to do. Held January 15-17, 2016, the weekend kicks off with the introduction of Arts and More, a private, signature event featuring artists and buyers in an exclusive environment. This year’s theme will be The Art of Architecture: Celebrating Architecture from Coral Rock to Exoskeletons. Designed like the actual event, the room will be filled with classic cars. Live entertainment, and rotating screens featuring the films that will be on display at the Deco Weekend. There will also be swing dancing demonstrations and mini-exhibits.

National celebrities and artists will give quick demonstrations on how to paint, there will also be a fashion show featuring partnerships by Tatyana Clothing, Iris Chase Designs, Beauty Touches Group and Beauty Schools of America. All the models will be on hand after the show for autographs and pictures.

There will be special sections featuring food from national chefs who will be on hand to participate as part of the festivities. Different vendors will also be on hand to provide samples of food that will available all weekend. In the center of the room, the Art Deco Museum will have center stage where buyers will be able to have a private showing to determine the pieces they like.

The entire experience is designed to be a fun-filled party where artists and buyers can mingle and get to know each other. The event will showcase Lumus Park with local entertainment and local vendors.

This year’s partners include Life is Art, the South Florida Lindy Collective and the Original Miami Beach Antique Show. Sponsors include Soul of Miami, Miami Herald, Diario Las Americas, Vivid Life Productions, Big Mouth, Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs, Atlantic Broadband, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Invites and tickets to this exclusive event are determined by the official Art Deco Weekend staff.

The Art Deco Weekend is a community festival presented by the Miami Design Preservation League, celebrating architecture, preservation, education, history, advocacy, art, culture and entertainment. This is a community festival held on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach that welcomes over 150,000 people of Miami Beach every year over the 3-day event. This is also a commitment to the Miami Design Preservation League’s mission to preserve, protect & promote historic preservation in the Art Deco District and throughout South Florida through the over 85 educational events held during Art Deco Weekend’s 3-day festival.