Michael Vasquez: Neighborhood Reclamation

Neighborhood Reclamation, a new installation by Michael Vasquez, presents an alternate, deconstructed and optimistic environment for the protagonists that have traditionally been at the center of his practice.  Opening this month at MDC Museum of Art + Design, the figurative artist has painted a series of interspersed canvases that range in form and size, with the typical trappings of an underserved community – homes, yards, clothing lines, garbage, and the rubble of broken walls and fences – but without people.  Walking through Neighborhood Reclamation, where freestanding works are arranged to create a winding path through MOAD’s gallery, viewers will find themselves to be this community’s pedestrians, which in all its dilapidation, also shows intentional signs of renovation and progress. 

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Three Decades of Storytelling by Steven Meisel on view in the Design District

Role Play, the new exhibit for internationally published and acclaimed fashion photographer Steven Meisel, couldn’t be more aligned with the cross-pollination of arts evolving in Miami Design District.  Where LOEWE opened its first U.S. location in the neighborhood earlier this year, creative director Jonathan Anderson sought to explore the positive tension between ideas of heritage and forward-movement.  Meisel’s photographs were among the key references that inspired his reconfiguration of the Spanish luxury brand, and uniquely reflect a cultural movement that is alive and at play at LOEWE and in the District at this very moment.

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MC Kitchen and Harry’s Pizzeria Go (RED) This June

Mario Batali and Pat LaFrieda have tapped their favorite restaurants across the country to help fight AIDS with the Eat (Red), Drink (Red), Save Lives 2015 campaign and for this year’s event, two restaurants in the Design District are proud participants — MC Kitchen and Harry’s Pizzeria.

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Emilio Pucci’s New Boutique Makes a Swinging Impression

The Italian label reinterprets a classic ‘60s print for its stylish façade and interiors.

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When a New York minute meets Miami Time: Tiffany & Co.’s New Timepiece Collection

A ‘New York minute’ is to punctual as Miami time is to late, but with the launch of Tiffany & Co.’s new Tiffany watch collection, hopefully the Magic City can get on Big Apple time.

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