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"Historic Holidays" & "Formal and Fanciful Works by Ramon Casas" Exhibits at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (November 14, 2016)

Throughout December, visitors can tour the elegant and historic houses at the Deering Estate as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations! The "Historic Holidays" exhibit is an annual tradition and a special project of local garden clubs and community organizations that brings the warmth of the holiday season to this unique site in Palmetto Bay.

Complementing the seasonal display, a special collection highlight features formal and fanciful works by Catalan Artist Ramon Casas i Carbó (1866 - 1932). The exhibit shares lighthearted sketches produced during the artist's travels with Estate founder and arts patron, Charles Deering and brings attention to the artist's formal painting and drawings in the Estate's permanent collection. Museus de Sitges, a cultural consortium in Spain and Deering Estate's sister institution, has been honoring the 150th birthday of Ramon Casas through a yearlong series of exhibitions in Catalonia. We join in the celebration by highlighting the unique friendship between Charles Deering and Ramon Casas. Special thanks to the Charles Deering Library at Northwestern University for making this exhibition possible.

The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. and the Deering Estate would like to thank the following garden clubs and community organizations for their decorating efforts and contributions to the 2016 Deering "Historic Holidays" exhibit. A special thanks to the 100 Ladies of Deering for their generous sponsorship of the Ballroom decorations.

Coral Pines Garden Club
Dadeland Garden Club
Ken Pines Garden Club
MacArthur South Family and Consumer Sciences Department 4H
Palmetto Bay Garden Club
Pinecrest Garden Club
South Miami Garden Club
Sunset Park Garden Club
The Florida Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-District J
The 100 Ladies of Deering

The holiday decorations will be on display December 1, 2016 - January 6, 2017, daily, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost is free with regular Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14), and free for Deering Estate Foundation Members. Please note that the Deering Estate will be closed on Christmas Day.

There are additional holiday events scheduled throughout the month of December, such as the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Story-Time & Photos with Santa, and Holiday Lights at Deering. For more information on the Holiday Season of Events at the Deering Estate, please visit www.deeringestate.org or call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House & Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.
 
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