Miami Beach: From Mangrove to Tourist Mecca

Art Exhibitions
Date Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Sunday, February 28, 2016 Organization The Wolfsonian-Florida International University Categories Art Exhibitions
Place The Wolfsonian - FIU Address 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Phone 305-531-1001 Contact Email

The third and final installation in our library series celebrating the centennial of Miami Beach, Miami Beach: From Mangrove to Tourist Mecca documents the city’s fledgling years. Sculpted by pioneering developers such as Carl Fisher, Miami Beach blossomed during the 1920s into a winter tourist hotspot catering to the wealthy elite. Photographic albums of “lost” hotels—the Nautilus, Flamingo, King Cole, and others—show how these self-contained luxury resorts lured the rich and famous south with regattas, elephant rides, and amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses, polo fields, private bungalows, and yacht docks.

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