Coral Gables Museum celebrates the 1920’s planned community of Coral Gables and presents exhibits and programs that examine the built environment.
The Museum’s mission is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts of architecture and urban and environmental design, and the visual arts, including fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural landscape of Coral Gables; promoting beauty and planning as well as historic, artistic and environmental preservation for a broad audience, including children, families, and community members, as well as local, regional, national and international visitors. The Museum optimizes its mission by cultivating effective partnerships, and providing programming that includes exhibitions, collections, educational offerings, lectures, tours, publications and special events.
The museum complex
Coral Gables Museum’s facility consists of the historic site of the Old Police and Fire Station, and additional galleries and outdoor spaces that were constructed in the 2010. New spaces include the 3,000 square foot Carole A. Fewell Gallery, a beautiful 5,000 square foot Museum Plaza and Courtyard off of the main lobby.
Visitors can explore the building’s history as the Old Police and Fire Station by viewing the photography exhibit in the lobby area, or scheduling a guided tour. Inside the building, visitors can see the former jail cells, courtroom and apparatus bay/fire engine room. The building’s exterior features WPA artworks, including firefighter busts, that add striking decorative features to the building’s architecture, which is a blending of “Depression-Moderne” and Mediterranean Revival.
The Museum is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, having been restored and constructed utilizing best environmental practices and materials. Additions to the existing building and new construction are sympathetic to the original design.
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CORAL GABLES MUSEUM
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Board Of Trustees 2023-2024
Raul R. Rodriguez
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
YOUNG ASSOCIATES LIAISON
Richard J. Heisenbottle
Wayne Chip Withers
Founding Chairman & Chair Emeritus 2007-2012
Arva Moore Parks†
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER
Susana Soria Chapur
DIRECTOR OF CURATORIAL PROGRAMS
INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT COORDINATOR
HISTORIC RESEARCHER & NEWSLETTER EDITOR
CURATORIAL & PUBLIC PROGRAMS COORDINATOR