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"February Features" Exhibit Evening at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (February 03, 2017)

The Exhibit Evening reception for the February Features show, "Borders of Paradise: The New World in the Eyes of Explorers," will be held on Wednesday, February 15, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Deering Estate.  The exhibit includes historic objects, prints, maps and color-plates of Florida and other "new territories" from the 16th through 18th centuries. On loan from the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, this exhibit is an opportunity to explore past and present perspectives through the imagined narratives of native peoples during early European contact.

Exhibit Evenings are free and open to the public and include a curator's conversation at 7:30 pm. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. The exhibit will be on display daily, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, from February 9 – March 25, 2017, and is included with Estate admission.

Exhibit Evenings
The Deering Estate offers complementary exhibit viewing nights, highlighting a variety of contemporary and historic exhibitions inside the historic homes.  Exhibit Evenings provide an opportunity for the public to interact with artists and curators in a house museum setting.

Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is 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, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. Special thanks to the Museum of Arts and Sciences Daytona Beach (MOAS).

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.