Coral Gables Museum exhibits and programs are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
With the support of the City of Coral Gables.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Chasing the Light photo workshops, seminars and portfolio reviews presented by Photo Workshops Miami
Come join us as we celebrate our first annual Chasing the Light photo workshops, seminars and portfolio reviews presented by Photo Workshops Miami and hosted by Coral Gables Museum. We've assembled a team of instructors who have a combined 245 years of professional photography experience. In an intimate setting they’ll bring you hands-on instruction with photo workshops, seminars, location lighting and portfolio reviews.
For one full day you’ll share the fun, creativity and photography with some of the best in the business, including Pulitzer Prize winner, Patrick Farrell; Dynalite VIP and a Chimera Visionary, Rick Friedman; former CreativeLive host, LaRae Lobdell; Broward College Professor, Rick McCawley; Polaroid Fotobar’s Marc Serota and the Leica Medal of Excellence recipient, Maggie Steber. We close out the evening at Leica Store Miami as we toast to what surely will be a memorable experience!
Apr 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30
Downtown Walking Tour
Stroll through Coral Gables' bustling business district to discover local history and architectural heritage. Visit the 1920s Mediterranean style hotels, the first car dealership and an outdoor theater! Did you know that pink electric trolley cars ran throughout the city from 1926 to 1935? Tour starts at the Museum and ends at Seasons
52 on Miracle Mile, where participants may enjoy a special lunch menu with complimentary signature flatbread. Approximately 1.5 hrs.
General admission: $10 || Museum members: $5
Sunday, April 26, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (repeats on May 31)
Waterway Canoe Tour
Enjoy a day out on the Coral Gables Waterway, a man-made system of canals that added 40 miles of waterfront to the City from Biscayne Bay through the residential section to the grand golf course at the Biltmore Hotel. This is a leisure canoeing experience led by EcoAdventure and Coral Gables Museum staff that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen in the water and on the shore. Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum at 9:00 am and start with a guided tour of the exhibit Creating
the Dream: George E. Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables. After the exhibit, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure!
Brazilian Jazz Pianist, Andre Mehmari
with special guests Rose Max and Wendy Pedersen
Program will feature an intermission and cash bar.
From his youth, André Mehmari's musical sensibility has known no borders, freely flowing between Chopin, Scott Joplin, and Ernesto Nazareth. Now a renowned virtuoso pianist and composer, he has forged a language of tremendous expressive power from the resources of Brazilian, jazz, and classical music. He deploys his instinct for composition not only in the writing of new works and arrangements, but also in interpretation. This skill is at the forefront of his new solo recording, Ouro Sobre Azul, devoted to the piano music of Ernesto Nazareth and where, as the newspaper O Globo writes, "he freely reworks the original classicized scores, turning them into sound transformations that reveal multiple new aspects," creating "a dimension almost unimaginable." Drawing on these works and his deep well of solo repertoire, this performance will assuredly be a scintillating evening of music.
Joining Mehmari will be two special guests known for their knowledge of Brazilian music, singers Wendy Pedersen and Rose Max. This event is supported by the Miami Symphony.
City Trekker Summer Camp at the Coral Gables Museum offers 10 weeks of fun, educational activities for children ages 5-12. City Trekker Summer Camp explores the City of Coral Gables through a variety of disciplines and takes advantage of all the cultural destinations and activities that The City Beautiful and the Museum have to offer.
Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live!
features Bike Night II at CGM
Celebrate National Bike Month and join us, sponsor Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables and our special partners Ride to Awareness for free admission, exhibit openings, DJ Brass King, Fat Tire and Slow Ride Beer, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Brickell Bikes, a bike valet, a photo booth, rum tastings and a cash bar.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Volunteer Open House
Come learn more about volunteering at the Coral Gables Museum, the only Museum in Miami Dade County dedicated to the civic arts! We want you to be a part of our team. Interested participants are invited to attend our exhibit tour of Creating the Dream: George Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables free of charge following the information session.