Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Miami (Ongoing Event)

Event Type: Art Exhibitions
Age Group(s): Family (All Ages)
Date: 10/13/2018 - 2/28/2019
 The Miami we know today, booming with color, pizazz and vibrancy, boasts a culture of art-centric forward thinkers. Miami, though, hasnít always been a global destination for contemporary art. Creative types began to arrive on the scene in the early 70s and the foundations of Miami as a haven for the arts slowly began to emerge. Then, in 1980, with an ambitious idea and a couple million square feet of woven polypropylene fabric, Christo and Jeanne Claude transformed the up-and-coming arts culture of this city and put Miami on the map as a major worldwide arts destination Ė in blazing fluorescent pink!

This retrospective exhibition combines works from the Miami-Dade Public Library Systemís Permanent Art Collection and The Vasari Project (a living archive) to delineate the Libraryís involvement with this monumental art installation. The selection of objects and prints combined with other visual ephemera tells the chronological history of the project from conception through the subsequent legal battles that led up to its installation, and, finally, the legacy of Surrounded Islands and its lasting impact, even 35 years later.

Made possible by the MDPLS Permanent Art Collection and The Vasari Project.
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