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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Educators! We know how hard you work and we appreciate you! Teachers, you and your guest will receive free admission to the Coral Gables Museum from May 5 - May 12. Simply show your ID to the lovely staffer at the front desk for admission. And be sure to ask about our Green City Educational Program which provides complimentary transportation and Museum admission and a half-day educational program for all Miami-Dade County schools, K-12 upon request. The Museum hours are Tuesday - Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm and Sunday, 12-5pm.
Free for Educators.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Do you have an old or un-used bike sitting in the corner of your garage taking up space? Have your kids outgrown their bikes? Why not DONATE YOUR USED BIKES TO THE CORAL GABLES MUSEUM for our Family Day Bike Sale on Saturday, May 9, 2pm-5pm.
Do you need a bike to ride but don't want to spend ALOT OF CASH? Buy it at the CORAL GABLES MUSEUM! In celebration of National Bike Month and our national designation as a Bike Friendly Business, CGM wants to help bikeless people find the joy of riding a bike!
The Museum is accepting bike donations of all shapes and sizes for our first FAMILY DAY BIKE SALE, Saturday, May 9, 2-5pm. To donate a bike, call Chris at 305-603-8067 or just drop if off at the Museum's front door @ 285 Aragon Avenue, Monday - Friday from 9-6, Saturday, 11-5 and Sunday, 12-5.
From 2pm-4pm, learn some tricks on the turntable with DJ Fielo from Scratch DJ Academy. Enjoy bike-themed activities, tour the Museum, meet our staff, and register the little one for our summer camp.
At 3pm, enjoy a fun, interactive family concert by Miami Youth for Chamber Music (MyCM). MyCM will present a classical chamber music of works including a new work by 10 year old composer, Ian Barnett. This concert also celebrates the 4th annual National Chamber Music Month powered by Chamber Music America!
Enjoy free admission to all exhibits, art activities, gallery scavenger hunts and live performances every second Saturday of the month at the Museum.
Family Day at the Coral Gables Museum is generously supported by the Coral Gables Community Foundation. Check with Family Day on Aragon partners Books & Books and the Coral Gables Art Cinema to find more family fun happening on Aragon today!
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Gables Bike Tour: The Underline
Meg Daly, guest tour guide, is the founder of Friends of the Underline – the group that champions the plan to redevelop and enhance the M-Path – the bikeway that runs beneath the Metrorail from Brickell to Dadeland. View the educational exhibit about the project's vision and progress then ride The Underline and discuss the future (and very exciting) plan.
Join us for fun, educational bicycle tours through The City Beautiful every 3rd Sunday
of every month. Each tour offers a different theme and route! 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. 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.
$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to 305-603-8067.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
4th Annual Meeting of the Membership
CELEBRATE ALL CGM HAS ACCOMPLISHED IN FOUR SHORT YEARS. Award winning exhibits, creative children’s camps, popular community programs and unique and relevant educational opportunities have made the Coral Gables Museum the cultural hub of the City Beautiful. The Board of Trustees cordially invites our members to celebrate our many accomplishments and learn about the exciting season ahead.
6:00pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
Election of the Board of Trustees
Guest Speaker: Coral Gables City Manager, Cathy Swanson
6:45pm exhibits open
Light refreshments will be served
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Cocktail party at 6:00pm • Auction at 7:00pm
Richard Merrick Painting Auction and Cocktail
Richard Merrick, the younger brother of George Merrick, was a well-known artist and was also a professor in the Art Department at the University of Miami. Known for his etchings, along with watercolor and pen and ink drawings, Merrick captured the early South Florida aesthetic in his works. This special collection of paintings, etchings and drawings has not been seen before and was released by the family to be sold to benefit the Museum. A live auction, hosted by Coral Gables Chamber President, Mark Trowbridge will begin at 7pm with several objects also available via silent auction.
Tickets, which include complimentary food and wine and auction registration are just $25. To purchase call 305-603-8067 or purchase on-line here.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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!