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.
The Coral Gables Museum is now hosting the following four exhibitions:
Founded in 1950, The Ceramic League of Miami is a non-profit organization dedicated to continuing education of the public and membership in the art of ceramics, craftsmanship and the promotion of career development for its professional members. Members were asked to consider the role of ceramics in architecture. This juried show features over 30 original works.
"The craftsmanship of today, as seen in this exhibit, will stand the test of time and have long-lasting appreciation. I am pleased that the Coral Gables Museum and the Ceramic League of Miami are educating the public about clay and recognizing the many contributions of clay to the world around us. I am very grateful for the opportunity to jury the show and pleased to contribute to the community as a whole."
– Guest juror Jane Prentiss.
Jane Prentiss is Director of Skinner's 20th Century Design department and Director of Antique Motor Vehicles. She began her association with Skinner in 1973, as a collector with a particular focus on objects from the Arts and Crafts Movement and other material from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ms. Prentiss has been a professional appraiser of pottery for over 30 years. She previously served on the Board of Studio Potter and is a collector of contemporary pottery.
EXHIBIT-RELATED PROMGRAMS & EVENTS
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Thursday, September 3 @ 6pm
Opening reception for members and guests
Friday, September 4, 6pm-10pm
Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live
2015: International Edition at the Coral Gables Museum represents the Museum’s second round of mini-golf presented as a “playable” interactive exhibit. The 2013 edition was themed on Coral Gables Landmarks. The nine-hole course exhibited in the Museum in 2013 featured mini-golf holes designed by local architectural and design firms, engineers, contractors and students in those disciplines. Imagine...mini-golf in air conditioned comfort in a museum! The 2013 edition was so successful–we still have visitors asking to play–that we are presenting a second round during the summer of 2015.
Mini-Golf 2015 will be comprised of a minimum 9-hole course. Mini-Golf
2015: International Edition will open on Friday, June 5 which is a First
Friday Gallery Night Live! at the Museum. Landmarks represented on this year's course include The Great Wall of China, Ayers Rock, Pyramids of Giza, El Gran Jaguar, downtown Granada Spain, the National Mall, Sister Cities Sculptures, Mediterranean rooftops and Coral Gables' Alhambra Water Tower.
Birthday parties, summer camp groups and adult and business groups are welcome!
Museum admission and putting fees apply.
Members Only Preview Thursday, June 4 at 6:00pm
Members, join us for a sneak preview, free admission, free putting, and a cash bar as we debut our summertime, interactive exhibit.
Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live Fridays: June 5, July 3, August 7 and September 4 from 6:00 - 10:00pm
Free admission, $5 greens fees apply.
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Wine Down Wednesday Wednesday, June 10 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Coral Gables Museum Family Day on Aragon Saturdays: June 13, July 11, August 8 and September 12 from 2:00 - 5:00pm
Each Saturday features a putting clinic with local golf pros.
Free admission, $5 greens fees apply.
City of Coral Gables 90 Cent Admission Day Saturday, June 20 from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Add $4.10 to play golf for an even $5!
Mini-Golf 2015: Corporate Challenge Thursday, July 16 and August 13, at 6:00pm
Assemble a foursome for a competitive happy hour on the mini-golf course.
Good, cheap drinks and free eats.
To register your team, call 305.603.8067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
$20 registration fee includes greens fees for all team players.
An introductory exhibition about Coral Gables’ founder and developer, George Merrick, his family and other visionaries who inspired him and helped him turn his dream of a place where "your castles in Spain are made real" into reality. This exhibit addresses local history, including pioneer life, the Florida Land Boom, architecture, urban planning and development.
Curated by Arva Moore Parks, designed by Tom Graboski and fabricated by SFY Architectural Signs and Displays, it is housed in Betty and L.D. Pankey Gallery and Coral Gables Galleries — five rooms that were once the Coral Gables Police and Fire Station jail. Now beautifully restored, the rooms provide an intimate space to tell the story from the beginning.
The exhibition, Coral Gables' Sister Cities: Partners
in Peace, is dedicated to the City of Coral Gables’ beloved sister
cities and the sister cities movement launched by President Dwight
D. Eisenhower in 1956. Visitors are invited to learn about the history
of this international peace program and uncover the connections between
Coral Gables and her sister cities: Aix-en-Provence, France; Cartagena,
Colombia; Granada, Spain; La Antigua, Guatemala; and Pavia, Italy.
Two cities to be added soon: Quebec City, Canada and Curitiba, Brazil.
Images and text tell the story of our nation in a Cold War environment and how
Eisenhower, with his extensive wartime experience and leadership abilities, rallied
the public to reach out to citizens of other nations in an effort to promote
cultural understanding and world peace. "I hate war”, he said, “as only
a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity." Each
of the five sister cities will be represented through photographs, objects, explanatory
text, videos, books, maps, and other media. A research library will be available
for those visitors interested in learning more about a particular sister city.