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ART Diva Bus Tour | Art Deco and Museums with SHELLEY NOVAK

Sunday October 6 at 2:00PM

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Learn about the historic Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and MiMo architecture of Miami Beach... Visit our the inner workings of the WOLFSONIAN Museum, then the
rich history of the JEWISH MUSEUM of FLORIDA - FIU
with your on board ArtDIVA, SHELLEY NOVAK!

Overview tour of South Beach's 1,200+ Architecturally significant buildings, how they got here, why they are
important, and where our LGBTQ community fits in.

HERB SOSA | Community activist, historian, preservationist and freelance writer,
Herb Sosa served for more than a decade as the Chairman of the City of Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board, is the former president of Dade Heritage Trust (Miami-Dade's leading Historic Preservation organization), and was Executive Director of the Miami Design Preservation League, Art Deco Weekend Festival, & served as advisor to the World Congress on Art Deco.

The WOLFSONIAN | Rooted in the greatest century of growth and change humanity has ever known—1850 to 1950. With more than 180,000 objects, our collection contains a vast universe of ideas: household appliances that sped the pace of work; designs that bridged cultures; architectural plans fueled by ambition & propaganda.

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU | is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of more than 250 years of Florida Jewish history, arts and culture, with a growing collection of more than 100,000 items.

The Museum is housed in two restored historic buildings that were once synagogues for Miami Beach's first Jewish congregation.

The original synagogue was built in 1929, and the second, built in 1936, was designed by Art Deco architect Henry Hohauser and features 80 stained-glass windows, a copper dome, and a marble bimah. The two buildings are joined together by the Bess Myerson Gallery, named after former Miss America, Bess Myerson