Our Past, Lost and Found

— “South Beach owes its very existence to the historic preservation movement.”

Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University

Warhol Meets Deco

Andy Warhol toured South Beach and the Amsterdam Palace in 1980, while in Miami for his exhibition “Jews of the 20th Century” at the Lowe Art Museum. Warhol’s visit to the Art Deco District brought international attention to South Beach and is pointed to as a turning point in the rejuvenation and recognition of the area.