“Historic Holidays” & “Formal and Fanciful Works by Ramon Casas” Exhibits
December 1 – January 6, daily, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free with Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14); Free for Deering Estate Foundation members.
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