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.
Mar 28, Apr 4, Apr 11, Apr 18, Apr 25
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, March 29, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (repeats on April 26 and 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!
Tickets: $40 per person
Rain or shine. Advance registration required. Call 305-603-8067.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Jazz in the Gables Sunday Concert –
UM R&B Ensemble, Directed by Nicole Yarling
Back by popular demand, Jazz in the Gables offers free concerts on the Coral Gables Museum plaza located on Salzedo Street two blocks north of Miracle Mile. The concerts showcase a different talented jazz performer or ensemble each week. Catering by Lovables will offer box lunches for sale on-site during each performance. Jazz in the Gables is a collaboration between the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Museum, the Business Improvement District, the Chamber of Commerce and the Miami Jazz Coop. For more information, visit jazzinthegables.org.
Mar 29, Apr 5, Apr 12, Apr 19, Apr 26
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Every Wednesday through April 1, 2015
Jazz in the Gables – Araya/Orta Latin Jazz Quartet
Back by popular demand, Jazz in the Gables offers a break from the work week with free lunchtime concerts on the Coral Gables Museum plaza located on Salzedo Street two blocks north of Miracle Mile. The concerts, which take place every Wednesday from January 14 through April 1, showcase a different talented jazz performer or ensemble each week. Catering by Lovables will offer box lunches for sale on-site during each performance. Jazz in the Gables is a collaboration between the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Museum, the Business Improvement District, the Chamber of Commerce and the Miami Jazz Coop. For more information, visit jazzinthegables.org.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Photo Walking Tour – Gallery Night
Presented in partnership with Leica Store Miami, this tour will include Leica cameras for the first twelve registrants. Get some photography pointers from a Leica representative before you embark on this downtown walking tour during Coral Gables Gallery Night, an evening of gallery hopping and visual arts! A Museum Educator will provide a historical overview of the Coral Gables art scene. Then, our group will travel by foot and by trolley to some of the best galleries in the downtown area, providing many opportunities to explore your photography skills with Leica products!
We encourage participants to enter their best photo into Capture Coral Gables, the fourth annual photography contest and exhibit presented by the Coral Gables Museum in which the grand prize is a Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) camera! Tour starts at the Leica Store Miami and ends at Coral Gables Museum. Bring an SD card to record your photos!
$10; $5 for Museum members. To register, call 305-603-8067.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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.