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.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Holiday Concert on the Museum Plaza
Take time out from the holiday rush to enjoy an open air Holiday Concert on the Museum Plaza featuring musicians and singers from around the globe doing their best to get you into the spirit. This concert, presented by Florida Memorial University, Coral Gables Opera and the Coral Gables Music Club. This concert is to benefit the Coral Gables Museum’s goal to provide free transportation and tours to 25,000 Miami-Dade County school students during this school year. Donations will be requested. Food and drinks will also be available for sale. Join us for this fun, festive, holiday evening on the Museum’s Plaza, beautifully decorated for the holiday season.
Free. Donations are appreciated.
Dec 20, Dec 27, Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31
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, December 21, 2014
Gables Bike Tour: The Villages
Did you know that City Founder George Merrick planned 14 international themed villages for Coral Gables, but only seven were built. You will be amazed at the architectural styles from around the world that exist right here in our own backyard. On this ten-mile ride, you will visit the Chinese, Italian, Dutch South African, French City, French Country, French Normandy, and Florida Pioneer Villages of Coral Gables.
This bike tour departs from Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required
for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently
located across the street from the Museum. Gables Bike Tours are presented
by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables. Gables Bike Tours are powered
by Voss Water and Pardo’s Chicken.
$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to 305-603-8067.
Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25
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!
Tickets: $40 per person
Rain or shine. Advance registration required. Call 305-603-8067.
Friday, January 2, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gallery Night Live!
Join us for free admission, a cash bar, and live music.
Friday, January 2, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gallery Night Kids' Club!
Children ages 5-12 will celebrate the New Year with a dance party extravaganza! They will create their own disco ball, enjoy glow-in-the-dark crafts and games, and get their groove on during our glow-in-the-dark dance party! Registration required. Call (305) 603-8067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$30; $25 Museum Family Members.
For an additional $10, choose from a special selection of delicious and healthy meals your kids can enjoy from Seasons
Then, join us at 3pm for a very special performance by the Conchita Espinosa Conservatory (CEC) Youth Ballet Company, directed by Patricia Strauss, performing classical variations, including "Esmeralda" and "Swan Lake" variations, as well as contemporary pieces. They will also perform "Facets", an original ballet created for the company by Miami City Ballet's principal dancers Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra. Also performing are the Conchita Espinosa Youth Dance Ensemble (CEYDE) and the Conchita Espinosa Middle School Choir. CEYDE will perform two original contemporary pieces, "Meuse" and "Monarch", by award-winning choreographer Danella Bedford. The Middle School Choir, directed by Ms. Loly Lopez, will perform a choral suite from Disney's "Frozen" and selections from "The Sound of Music".
"Effects of Everglades Restoration on
Sea Level Rise Resilience in Urban Miami"
moderated by Evelyn Gaiser, PhD, Professor of Biology, FIU
Dr. Evelyn Gaiser is a professor of Biological Sciences and Interim Executive Director of the School of Environment, Arts and Society at Florida International Research. She is an aquatic ecologist who studies the ways in which ecosystems transform in response to climate change and human activities. She is an expert on algae and their role in wetlands, particularly the Everglades. Dr. Gaiser has studied the Everglades for more than 15 years, and directs the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (FCE LTER) Program. This program, sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation, explores the ways in which the Everglades is changing in the face of sea level rise and freshwater restoration. She will talk about how scientific studies of the Everglades are helping guide restoration efforts in Florida and other coastal ecosystems around the world, and why freshwater restoration is so critical to sustaining ecosystems and human activities in South Florida as sea level rises.
Museum admission rates apply. $7 adults, $5 seniors and student, free for members.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Mini-Golf 2015: International Edition
Entry Form Submission Deadline
Coral Gables Museum announces our second round of mini-golf presented as a playable mini-golf course to be installed in the Museum's Robert and Marian Fewell Gallery, June 5 – September 13, 2015.
Until December 1, we are accepting designs for mini golf holes to be included in the exhibition. The theme of your mini-golf hole should relate to the Coral Gables Museum’s mission and take inspiration from both built and natural environments: iconic structures, monuments, landscapes, modes of transportation. With our international theme this year, you should definitely think global! Your mini-golf hole can be miniature or giant scale. Make a statement. Take a flight of fancy!