In preparation for the move its new, expanded facility at Museum Park, Miami Art Museum presents the first, long-term installation of its growing Permanent Collection in the museum’s largest exhibition space, the 9,000 square foot Upper Level Gallery. BETWEEN HERE AND THERE: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, opening Sunday, February 28, 2010, will remain in place with periodic changes until MAM moves to the new museum, scheduled for completion in 2013. The exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to see the strides MAM has made in building a “Miami point of view” of developments in modern and contemporary art, while preparing for the collection’s permanent installation at Museum Park.
BETWEEN HERE AND THERE focuses on the cultures of the Atlantic Rim—the Americas, Europe and Africa—from which the vast majority of Miami residents hail. Included within this broader framework will be the work of a number of artists residing in South Florida, many of whom are paradigms of this intercultural dialogue.
The collection installation will be divided into a series of thematically-oriented galleries, each devoted to diverse approaches to common themes, the “shared languages” of the Unconscious, Reason, Making, Experience and Daily Life. An Anchor Gallery features regularly changing presentations of large-scale works from the collection. A separate Focus Gallery, also changing every four to six months, presents mini-exhibitions of artists or themes considered cornerstones of MAM’s collecting goals and will be supplemented with borrowed works, primarily from area collections.
Francesco Clemente, Numbers, 1989. Oil on canvas. 77-3/16 x 113-1/8 inches. Collection Miami Art Museum, gift of Jane and Gerald Katcher. Photo Credit: Peter Harholdt.
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