“Art Deco to Miami Modernism” - Hop on board for a 90 minute guided tour beginning at the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum (10th Street and Washington Avenue). We travel north along Washington Avenue through Collins Avenue with historic sightings of the world’s largest collection of buildings and hotels of Art Deco architecture, of the 1930’s and 1940’s and continue through the unique Miami Modern architecture of the 1950’s and 1960’s better known as MiMo, which was a popular response to the various modernist and post WWII architectural movement and along with a visit to the world renowned Fontainebleau Hotel designed by Morris Lapidus, Internationally renowned architect.
Miami Design Preservation League
Miami Design Preservation League is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving, protecting, and promoting the cultural, social, economic, environmental and architectural integrity of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Originally organized by Barbara Capitman and friends in 1976, it is the oldest Art Deco Society in the World.
MDPL provides cultural and educational programs to Dade County residents, surrounding counties, citizens of Florida and to national and international visitors and tourists. Our programs are developed for the general public and have special appeal to those interested in art, design, architecture, history, preservation, urban and community planning and development.